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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?
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.
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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