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My gas is out due to a gas leak. Can I ask for rent

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My gas is out due to a gas leak. Can I ask for rent abatement for the amount of days the gas was out, once the problem has been fixed?
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  F E Smith replied 3 months ago.

Good afternoon. I will assist with your question - be aware this is an email not chat service therefore i maybe delayed in replying.

can you give me all the background please

how long ?

is it efffecting hot water/heating?

where is the leak?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
since Saturday, it is effecting the hot water and leak. the leak is somewhere in the communal area but it is coming from my flat.
Expert:  F E Smith replied 3 months ago.

You have no claim for a rent rebate against the landlord unless the leak is due to any failing or negligence of the landlord.

I’m afraid it really is as simple as that.


I am sorry, I imagine it’s probably not the answer you wanted.

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