If anyone can provide info in terms of where I stand with the law this would be great...
I've been living in a privately rented flat for 2 and a half years. When we moved in an inventory was done, which included a fully working tumble drier in the kitchen. This tumble drier has now recently broke, and the landlord has decided that they do not wish to replace it.
I have been argueing that it is in the inventory, and we are paying our rent based on the condition and appliances in it when we moved in, but the landlord has said that the tumble drier is not a necessary item, the previous tennant left it behind (first we heard), so they are not liable to replace it.
I have also asked for a small reduction on rent to reflect the lack of tumble drier, to which they also refused.
We have been perfect tennants for the last 2 and a half years, not a missed or late payment, and only ever had to chase the landlord up once (to repair the kitchen ceiling when it got flooded and half collapsed on us).
If you could point me in the direction of actual law literature which can back up your advice that would be great.