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Renting new places
08/06/2017
4:36 am
Cyril
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hello

im in the process of renting a new house but I’ve noticed that some lights don’t work (bulbs needs changing). I totally understand that during my tenancy I am responsible for changing them, but surely before renting the place, they all should be in working order? Should I ask the agency to have them changed before signing the contract?

13/07/2017
9:50 am
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Hi Cyril

Surprised you haven’t had a reply yet.

I’m sure you have this sorted now but yes probably would have contacted the agent to confirm. Did you get an inventory done, if so I would hope things like this were noted. Sounds daft but if you weren’t given working light bulbs you could hold on to them in a cupboard and put them back in when you leave, but hopefully it didn’t come to anything like that and you managed to get it resolved with the agent.

15/07/2017
4:33 pm
PaulBarrett
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ALL services should be working when you take over a property.

Any that agent should be notified on the inventory.

I always have a supply of bulbs that I replace if it is noted aren’t working whilst carrying out the inventory.

 

Once everything is working it is the tenant s responsibility to resolve issues like blocked drains, blown bulbs etc.

Only if the light fitting is defective is it down to the LL to resolve.

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