Post # 1
So, I posted a few weeks ago about the fact that water was streaming through my ceiling. A couple of days ago I was in the kitchen and my foot suddenly sunk down. I spoke to the letting agents to let them know the floor was collapsing, they’ve just sent a man round who pulled up the lino and it turns out the floorboards are rotten. We’ve only been here a year and that must have been going on for a long time before that. Before we moved in the property was vacant for a long time, so I daresay there had been leaks before which hadn’t been reported because no one was here to deal with it and it’s all just soaked through the floor and ruined the floorboards. Argh! Let’s see how long it takes them to replace that flooring…
Post # 3
That sucks! Hopefully once this is done (and dare I suggest you pull some drywall/plaster to check for mould), your kitchen will be perfect!
Post # 4
Eww! I have a friend that went through a similar thing, he and his pregnant wife had to move out because it was unsafe for them to live there, and still fighting the landlord and all that. They had to borrow money from his fam to fix the apt since the baby was closely approaching while the legals where getting sorted out, one year later they still are not..:/
Post # 5
@takemyhand: There’s mould all over the place and the agents are well aware of it. We’ve been fighting them for ages to get it sorted, but it never does. The problem is the rent’s so cheap we can’t afford to move And Mr CL likes our flat’s size and location so doesn’t want to look elsewhere. Does my head in because the mould affects my asthma.
@Mithralia: I feel so sorry for your friend! This is why I want to buy – if things go wrong you can arrange immediately to sort it to your satisfaction and claim on home insurance if appropriate. I hate all this hanging around, waiting for the agent to contact the landlord and then the contractor, wait for the contractor to come over, to report back to the agent, who reports back to the landlord, who lets them know whether to proceed, and then finally going back to the contractor to actually get it done. It’s just so much more faff than is necessary and takes 15 times as long as it should! The problem is we can’t currently afford the deposit we need in order to get a mortgage.