Just to get some of your thoughts on this, I appologise in advance but I really could do with some other opinons here.
OK, I rent a small bedsit from a property management company, Hadley and Co. When I moved in, I was provided with a small space heater and told there was no central heating system. When I moved in it was the summer so the lack of heating wasn't really that big of an issue.
However, the winter came in thick and fast and I found my heater didn't work efficiently at all, this thing drained my electric and heated around 6 inches around where it was placed. I often went in to see if I could be provided with a new one and told that it would be looked in to. It never was.
As a result, I developed pnuemonia, which has worsened my asthma and possibly caused some scarring in my lungs. Now my questions are:
1. Are there any legal requirements for adequete heating within a property considered for human inhabitation?
2. Is there any legal action I can be taking against my housing people, as I have been paying Â£270 a month for a home which they have done nothing to improve the situation?
3. What does everyone else think of this situation?
Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope to hear back soon.