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The bath has now been replaced, but when the very old bath cracked, it took 3 weeks for it to be replaced and we don't have a separate shower, so were having to go to the gym every day to wash properly. The letting agent sent a plumber out fairly quickly to look at the problem and he said it would need whole new bath, but he could do it the next day subject to the landlord's approval. It then took another three weeks before it was done and only then after I rang the letting agent about it. They claimed they hadn't been able to do anything sooner because they were short staffed as it is the summer so people were on holiday.

Are we entitled to any reduction in our rent for this? We pay by direct debit so they have actually already received the money.

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Are we entitled to any reduction in our rent for this?  We pay by direct debit so they have actually already received the money.

Have you got a Direct Debit guarentee? You'll probably be able to make quite a lot of trouble by threatening the agent's direct debit status. If they lose that then they're screwed.

I'd look to cancel your direct debit any way. It's giving control of your bank account to, well, Estate Agents.

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If you didn not have any washing facilites then the property would not have all standard amenities under the Housing Act and was therefore unfit for letting!.

The bath has now been replaced, but when the very old bath cracked, it took 3 weeks for it to be replaced and we don't have a separate shower, so were having to go to the gym every day to wash properly.  The letting agent sent a plumber out fairly quickly to look at the problem and he said it would need whole new bath, but he could do it the next day subject to the landlord's approval.  It then took another three weeks before it was done and only then after I rang the letting agent about it.  They claimed they hadn't been able to do anything sooner because they were short staffed as it is the summer so people were on holiday. 

Are we entitled to any reduction in our rent for this?  We pay by direct debit so they have actually already received the money.

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