Hi, guys…I have a problem with my landlord…story is below.
I would like to ask some advices on renting property, me and my flatmate currently living in an apartment, we moved in here on 2nd of July, and the freezer is a integrated one (not build-in, its just inside a cupboard in the kitchen), but we realised the wooden door was disconnect to the actual freezer door on the day we moved in, so my flatmate fixed it, eventually we managed to open the freezer and we saw the pipe is broken and causing gas leaking (done by previous tenants), so we report to the landlord and estate agent straight away as the estate agent said they don’t manage the property, however landlord asked estate agent to send one technician down to inspect, technician came down and said we will need a new one and can tell it was done by old tenants, but landlord is taking it really really slow basically if we don’t call him he won’t contact us. Well he did call me three days ago and said he wants to buy a freezer from Currys’ to put it in the living room to save the cost, I told him the living room doesn’t have anymore space for a freezer as I have my fairing and leathers etc sitting in living room, and he told me to throw them away… I know this is really piss taking, because that means me and my flatmate are going to pay for the electricity to run a broken freezer (it cannot be switched off) and one working freezer. I understand we have the right to say no as when we moved in the freezer is in the cupboard not an external one in living room. But I don’t think my landlord understand my point as he thinks he has his own logic.
It has been one month since the day we moved in, we have been living in this property without freezer since then and we paid him 6 months of rent at front with a contract… the landlord even sometime plays hide and seek game with us and estate agent (he owes estate agent cleaning fee as well since beginning of July), me and my flatmate are running out of patience so we are thinking to start look into some legal action. Just wonder if there is any advice you guys can give us or is there any other way to scare the landlord without actually start the legal procedure?
Any advice will be appreciate