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Appliance repair in rental

  • 19-04-2022 4:13pm
    Registered Users Posts: 1,343 ✭✭✭ fun loving criminal

    Does anyone know if I can call out someone to fix a washing machine and cover the cost myself?

    I'm not that long in my rental and I already asked the agency to fix the same machine a few weeks ago and it was fixed but I've got a new problem now. And I'm kind of afraid to ask a second time in case they use it as an excuse to kick me out.


  • Registered Users Posts: 666 ✭✭✭ CreadanLady

    You could. Nothing stopping you getting the repair done yourself. But the landlord should be the one doing it by right as it is their responsibility.

    The MFV Creadan Lady is a mussel dredger from Dunmore East.

  • Registered Users Posts: 229 ✭✭ DFB-D

    What's the problem?

    If its not something you caused, don't be afraid to get the agency to fix, it's just unlucky.

  • Registered Users Posts: 16,300 ✭✭✭✭ Sleeper12

    LLs have a habit of repairing appliances that should be replaced. If it's broken so quickly after the last time then it's the LLs fault and not yours.

    LL should pay

  • Registered Users Posts: 915 ✭✭✭ wildwillow

    Landlord should and probably will repair if it was not deliberately damaged. Don't be afraid to tell them it need repair. May be old and needs to be replaced.

    Speaking as a Landlord I always encouraged tenants to report faults asap and always replaced appliances when it made economical sense, rather than paying for repaires.

  • Registered Users Posts: 414 ✭✭ ec_pc

    As a landlord there is a tipping point of repair v replace from a financial perspective. For smaller items I tend to let the tenants arrange repairs / replacement themselves and I knock the cost off the rent. All subject to prior agreement on costs and a proper receipt. Less hassle over all for everyone involved.

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