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My son is renting a flat in London with two other students.

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My son is renting a flat in London with two other students. They are paying £1950 a month via an agency (which apparently is the lettings industry's 'agency of the year'). I have just discovered there is no heating in the flat. None whatsoever.
Didn't even occur to me to check, this being the 21st century and assuming that £1950 a month should cover such basic necessities.
Is this a case of caveat emptor, or is the landlord legally obliged to provide heating? I am concerned that even if he does provide heaters now they will be the cheapest possible and thus cost a fortune to run. Can we provide good quality heaters and reduce the rent accordingly?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 1 year ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.

Just to be clear, there is no heating at all, or the boiler is not working?