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what would you do?

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QueenofWhispers Thu 23-May-13 14:04:09

I live in a certain area (out of necessity--not choice) and I pay quite an expensive rent (again, out of necessity) at what point does my landlord have to provide me with a rust free bathtub? How rusted does it have to be to be considered un-usable?

The bathtub itself is broken and rusted, the toilet seat is broken and the design of the bathroom itself is flawed--so that if anyone does take a shower/bath the entire bathroom becomes flooded and water goes into the hallway.

The second bathroom has a hole in the floor through which wild animals crawl through (mice and squirrels--and once a baby bird)

*The property management company feel like a re-grout will sort out all the problems.

I wouldn't be posting this but the property company know I'm not from the UK and don't really have a choice to live anywhere else. I cannot explain why I can't move--just take my word for it please.

I have been complaining about the bathrooms since the day I moved in (14 months now).

Please help me either re-adjust my expectations or know what I am entitled to.

CajaDeLaMemoria Thu 23-May-13 14:09:48

Will you be able to move at any point in the near future?

I only ask because it seems that the agency has you between a rock and a hard place. They aren't interested in changing it, because they know you'll stay anyway. You could take legal action, if it's bad enough, but then they'd evict you, and if you can't leave, they know you won't take it that far.

Xenia Thu 23-May-13 15:40:04

Depends what rent you pay. If you do not pay very much you generally get worse quality. However certainly with London rents you would expect a bath without rust, though it may depend on the rust - tiny one place not necessary need a replacement.

Does the bathroom flood because tenants do not direct the shower which presumably is over the bath towards the wall and do not use the shower curtain or why else does it flood?

QueenofWhispers Thu 23-May-13 21:57:37

It floods from under the bathtub, we pay silly high rent (> £750 pw) as we need the space

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