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Old 07.04.2011, 10:16
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Re: Plumbing, whose responsibility?

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He didn't actually say that he employed the plumber
Hair splitting.

A bill to the tenant would be due if the blockage was down to them, such as coffee grounds down the sink, hair in the trap of a shower etc, as this could reasonably be avoided. If the blockage was due to defective/old pipework or accumulation of gunk over a long period, then the owner should be liable.

If in doubt always get the agent to put a tradesman in, and always ask to see any report should they come back to you for settlement, if you put the tradesman in it can be difficult and protracted to get monies back... if they are due. I'm never to keen on diving straight in with the MV, they are best saved for if things are getting messy or the agent/owner is being an arse.
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