Yes I think that is what we have for the tenancy, web ave been tenants for coming up to 3 years now and I have not spoken to anyone yet, including the council
Sorry Alex, I was offline due to a holiday. The smell seems to have gone after they flushed the drains and the oven is being replaced. So the two outstanding issues I have questions on are the fact we had no oven for over a month and they knew about this and I had to chase. The second and more worrying issue is the potentially dangerous fumes coming directly into the bedroom. I have checked and the landlord owns all the property surrounding and their office is downstairs where the pipe is coming from and they did the extension so they would know where the outlet is with regards to the kitchen and bedroom window.
As mentioned the drain engineer saw the pipe and was shocked that it was there, right next to the bedroom window, I didn't know what it was or that it could be dangerous. I just asked my landlord if this window was their property and they replied yes and have asked if there is a problem. They don't normally react this quickly so i wonder if they are worried. I want to know what are the best next steps to take.
We are paying for a 3 bedroom house, we uses the main bedroom and one as the office but this one is the spare room and if is is unsafe then we can't use it. I am not sure what this means legally, hence the need for guidance here. Also our guest may have been put at risk in the bedroom and us in the kitchen!