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We /my friends and me -8 people/ rented a house in 2014

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Hi,
We /my friends and me -8 people/ rented a house in 2014 December. We renew the contract last December. We constantly have a problem with the heating system we are without heating and hot water on and off for weeks now. Also in my bedroom the ceiling has fallen down and however they prepared the roof, they don`t want to fix the ceiling yet, so I had to move out from the room for three weeks now.
When we moved in WE TOLD the agency that there will be 8 people in the house. They said that`s fine as long as min. 5 people will provide all the necessary paperwork and sign the contract.
Now they say that the heating system is not working because there is too many people in the house! They have tried to get the heating system prepared but the plumber told them the system is too old and not suitable for a 7 bedroom house.
We offered them to register the 3 extra people and pay for the registration fee. But it seems that they want us to move out!
It is a very old house in bad condition but we have done everything to keep it in good condition and we always paid the rent and bills on time.
What should we do now?
Thank you for your advice?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 11 months ago.
Hi.
Thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I will try to help with this.
What has the number of people in the house got to do with the heating system?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Yes I know it is silly but that`s what the agency telling us. It is our fault because the heating system is not for so many people!
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Are you still here?
Expert:  Jo C. replied 11 months ago.
What type of heating is this?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
gas heating system
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Can you please give an advice?
Expert:  Jo C. replied 11 months ago.
Do you mean radiators?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
are you still there?
Expert:  Jo C. replied 11 months ago.
Yes,
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I meant the heating boiler.
Expert:  Jo C. replied 11 months ago.
Sorry if I am missing the point but I am at a loss to see why the number of people in the house would have any impact upon this.
They might well be making the point that you have more people there than is permissible under the lease but that has nothing to do with the heating.
If the heating is not working then just report them to Environmental Health.
However, they may try to evict on the basis that you have more tenants there than is permissible.
Can I clarify anything for you?
Jo
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Can they still evict us if we told them the number of people who lives there?
Expert:  Jo C. replied 11 months ago.
They could try if they are not named on the agreement. It is a discretionary ground rather than a mandatory one.

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