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12-12-2018, 16:30   #1
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No Tokens for Washing Machine - Landlord not replying

In order to use the washing machine and dryer in my flat, we need to buy tokens from the landlord. It's quite annoying but anyway, nothing can be done. I texted the landlord 10 days if I could get some off her, and again on Monday. No reply either times. I don't mind waiting a few days but at what point does it become unacceptable? Is there anything I can do here? I've had to pay twice now to wash my stuff at a local dry cleaners, €22 in total compared to the €4 with the tokens I should have.
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12-12-2018, 16:32   #2
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Are you posting from the 1980s?!?
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Is the washing machine and dryer actually in your flat or is it in a communal room?

If it's actually in your flat, that seems to be a ridiculous system.
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Haha! My thoughts exactly too when I first saw this setup. I've stayed in a few flats around the Rathmines area in the last few years and it seems to be very common around here! It's in a communal room.
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I lived in a bedsit in Rathmines with that setup. My entire bedsit was six foot wide. I had a little portable stove and no oven, and my wardrobe was in the communal hall outside. The mind boggles, looking back at it. It wasn't even the worst place I lived - though it was the smallest.
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Just wear the clothes you want cleaned in the shower. Dry them in front of the fire.
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Do minimum standards from PRTB not state that access to laundry is a minimum?
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Do minimum standards from PRTB not state that access to laundry is a minimum?
Yes* and while shared token op machines would meet it, no access to tokens means no access to laundry machines.

*Washer and outdoor drying, or washer and dryer


OP - phone the landlord, not text. Harder to ignore.
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In order to use the washing machine and dryer in my flat, we need to buy tokens from the landlord. It's quite annoying but anyway, nothing can be done. I texted the landlord 10 days if I could get some off her, and again on Monday. No reply either times. I don't mind waiting a few days but at what point does it become unacceptable? Is there anything I can do here? I've had to pay twice now to wash my stuff at a local dry cleaners, €22 in total compared to the €4 with the tokens I should have.
Not ideal but there is a lot of shopping centres and petrol stations with washing and drying machines. Going to cheaper than dry cleaning.
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If the washing machine is in a communal room can you buy tokens of other tenants?

Personally Id be phoning and texting the LL hourly at this stage.
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If it’s communal, next time you get tokens search online for them and buy a load for less than your LL is charging you.
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If it’s communal, next time you get tokens search online for them and buy a load for less than your LL is charging you.
This would be theft. It would also be obvious that it was the person who never buys tokens.
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haha, would love to try this, but you can't reuse them
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Yes* and while shared token op machines would meet it, no access to tokens means no access to laundry machines.

*Washer and outdoor drying, or washer and dryer


OP - phone the landlord, not text. Harder to ignore.
Yep, you're correct. And yeah, I think I'll do this. I'll just ring her tomorrow. Have a feeling I'll be waiting a while.
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