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please let me know whether it was a full repairing lease?
Ok, then no sadly it was not a requirement.
as it is full repairing you are responsible
I am sorry if this is not the answer you wanted and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest
However unless the agreement says otherwise (and I assume you have permission to assign), you should not have to need a certificate.
Only if the lease specifies this should you be required to get one
Can I clarify anything about this today please?
so a landlord can let aproperty that is electrically unsafe?
Domestic certainly not. But as lease its full repairing so you are responsible
You take it on 'as is'
the flat was already being let to tenants by the landlord before we took on lease and we inherited the tenants, but surely they were in an unsafe property
I don't know. But that would be a matter between the old tenants and the old Landlord.
If you are taking on a full repairing lease then its your responsibility to satisfy yourself as to the condition of the property.
In any event unless the lease says on assignment you need an electrical test then you can't be forced to
You have rated poor service?
What else would you like to know? Remember I can only give you the legal answer.
I can outline the steps if you want to try and recover back the cost of having the test done from the Landlord if you wish?
As I said unless the lease says you need to have a test then I can't see how the Landlord can make you?
I find it difficult to understand that a landlord can let a property that is unsafe and pass on the responsibility to a an innoccent party
Let me outline the te
and yes to your last reply
the steps to claim the costs back
You need to get 3 quotes the work done, this forms your loss. You then need write and set out your losses and request a refund within 14 days or say you will go to Court within 14 days. You should make sure you send this signed delivery and keep a copy.
If they do not refund you then you can issue proceedings in the County Court. You can either do this online at: www.moneyclaim.gov.uk or by completing form N1 http://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/n001-eng.pdf and take it to your local County Court.
The Court will then issue a claim which a copy will be sent to the Defendant who will have a limited time to defend it, if not you can enter Judgment and enforce.
If the claim is for £10,000 or less it will be a small claim so you will not need legal representation. Over this value you would need representation .