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Q: Can I ask for a rent reduction?

My property is constantly freezing and has got leaky windows - can I ask for a rental reduction?

From Helen Jules | Carlton | 01/11/2010 | Rent


Technically you do not have a legal right to pay reduced rent; however you can bring a County Court claim against your landlord, asking for compensation as they have breached their statutory repairing covenants. Also you can get an injuction ordering them to do the work.

Now this advice is based on the assumption that you have informed your landlord of your leaky windows and they have failed to act on this within a reasonable time.

If this isn't the case and your landlord is in fact unaware of the problem with your windows, I recommend writing to them informing them of the situation first. If they then fail to act within a reasonable time, you can follow the procedure above.

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