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EXPIRED Will my housing association to put in a bath when i only have a shower?!?

45 replies
Found 5th Jan 2011
I live in a property which has a walk in shower but no bath, I wondered if anyone knows if I can request for a bath to be installed? I have 2 children my youngest is 13 months and is getting to big for his baby bath I'm just wondering if its worth asking them. I'm thinking the answer is probably no but would be grateful for anyones thoughts on this.

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Ask mate.. Seems perfectly reasonable.. Especially as you have a 13 month old.
Edited by: "spritey" 5th Jan 2011

i would def ask them if there is room.

cant hurt to ask-will probably depend on what budget they have etc,but it seems a reasonable request

How about you put your hand in your own pocket and buy one yourself instead of demanding freebies from the government.

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OP is going to learn pretty sharpish that those on any form of benefits are seen as lower than paedophiles on this forum!

where did they say theyre on benefits????????????????

subscribed - this is going to get interesting......

cruffle

How about you put your hand in your own pocket and buy one yourself … How about you put your hand in your own pocket and buy one yourself instead of demanding freebies from the government.



arent housing associations non profit making organisations which arent government/council controlled? I thought the idea was that all the money from rental income was ploughed back into household improvements and buying more properties?

Jeez, some people are so judgemental lol

OP, you may have to contribute towards the cost but as it's coming up to the financial year end you could strike a deal if they need to spend money

I didn't know people on benefits bothered washing!!!!
;-)

cruffle

How about you put your hand in your own pocket and buy one yourself … How about you put your hand in your own pocket and buy one yourself instead of demanding freebies from the government.



Housing associations are seperate from the council/government. They are private companies, and they will pay for the bath to be installed.

You can only ask op , although they may say you took the property on knowing that no bath was installed !!

PS- take no notice of the digs you will get from some members (_;)

cruffle

How about you put your hand in your own pocket and buy one yourself … How about you put your hand in your own pocket and buy one yourself instead of demanding freebies from the government.



its not the ops house though.

At which point did she say she was on benefits? If she rents the house, which she probably does from an HA then she wouldn't be allowed to make any changes like that off her own back. I don't think you should just assume she's one of the scroungers, maybe, maybe not, might work hard to pay her rent like a lot of people.

As everyone says just ask.

Goingmad

At which point did she say she was on benefits? If she rents the house, … At which point did she say she was on benefits? If she rents the house, which she probably does from an HA then she wouldn't be allowed to make any changes like that off her own back. I don't think you should just assume she's one of the scroungers, maybe, maybe not, might work hard to pay her rent like a lot of people. As everyone says just ask.



absolutely! and if she is on benefits its no-ones business but hers!

cruffle

How about you put your hand in your own pocket and buy one yourself … How about you put your hand in your own pocket and buy one yourself instead of demanding freebies from the government.



lol, as others have said you really dont know anything about housing associations do you!?

barky

arent housing associations non profit making organisations which arent … arent housing associations non profit making organisations which arent government/council controlled? I thought the idea was that all the money from rental income was ploughed back into household improvements and buying more properties?



Not always, some have govt help in order to get their own housing waiting lists down

RichD

I didn't know people on benefits bothered washing!!!!;-)



I didn't think morons could use more than one exclamation mark????

Original Poster

Thank you for all the constructive comments, I will ask and see what they say I guess they can only say no and I won't be any worse off. I just wondered what people thought on my chances I actually didnt expect so many replies so thank you.
Oh and for the record I actually have a job and so does my other half and if they will install a bath I would be more than happy to pay towards it.

cruffle

How about you put your hand in your own pocket and buy one yourself … How about you put your hand in your own pocket and buy one yourself instead of demanding freebies from the government.



How about you remove head from rectum and show some intelligence?

cruffle

How about you put your hand in your own pocket and buy one yourself … How about you put your hand in your own pocket and buy one yourself instead of demanding freebies from the government.



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@jackiemary69

Good luck.

I live in a council house but my partner works full time as an engineer and we pay full rent and council tax. Just because people live in a council house/housing association doesn't mean they're scroungers. It's usually because they can't afford to buy a house of their own!

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midjet666

I live in a council house but my partner works full time as an engineer … I live in a council house but my partner works full time as an engineer and we pay full rent and council tax. Just because people live in a council house/housing association doesn't mean they're scroungers. It's usually because they can't afford to buy a house of their own!



well said, I was surprised on all the negative comments basically calling me a benefit scrounger its laughable how small minded people really are! I have to say though some of the comments have made me laugh out loud my son asked me what I was laughing at!
Edited by: "jackiemary69" 5th Jan 2011

midjet666

I live in a council house but my partner works full time as an engineer … I live in a council house but my partner works full time as an engineer and we pay full rent and council tax. Just because people live in a council house/housing association doesn't mean they're scroungers. It's usually because they can't afford to buy a house of their own!



WELL SAID

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jackiemary69

well said, I was surprised on all the negative comments basically calling … well said, I was surprised on all the negative comments basically calling me a benefit scrounger its laughable how small minded people really are! I have to say though some of the comments have made me laugh out loud my son asked me what I was laughing at!



There was actually only one negative comment made at you by one person.

midjet666

I live in a council house but my partner works full time as an engineer … I live in a council house but my partner works full time as an engineer and we pay full rent and council tax. Just because people live in a council house/housing association doesn't mean they're scroungers. It's usually because they can't afford to buy a house of their own!



Totally agree - my first ever place of my own was a housing association flat at the grand age of 20. I had both a full time job and part time bar work so that I could support myself. I paid full rent and everything else myself. Only discount I got was the 25% discount in council tax for being a single person at the time.

Ignore some of the idiotic comments on here OP - some people can be so ignorant. No harm in asking about a bath - good luck!

My Mums the opposite to you, she has a very short, low bath which she can't even lay down in....she's tall ( 5 ' 8 ) and has arthritus, so she's put in a request for a shower!

Edited by: "chas76" 5th Jan 2011

What annoys me is that people make rude comments, and then when they find they're in the wrong, they go quiet. Why not just apologise?!

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chas76

My Mums the opposite to you, she has a very short, low bath which she … My Mums the opposite to you, she has a very short, low bath which she can't even lay down in....she's tall (5'8) and has arthritus, so she's put in a request for a shower!



Can we not do a swop lol

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midjet666

What annoys me is that people make rude comments, and then when they find … What annoys me is that people make rude comments, and then when they find they're in the wrong, they go quiet. Why not just apologise?!



Do you really expect someone so judgemental and ill-informed to be any different?

Supermod

Shall we move on from the comment which was made in the minority. It doesn't need dwelling on.

OP - just telephone them and ask. If it is a reasonable request I am sure that they would consider it.

jackiemary69

Can we not do a swop lol



You want to swap your baby for her mum??!!!!!!

Original Poster

midjet666

I live in a council house but my partner works full time as an engineer … I live in a council house but my partner works full time as an engineer and we pay full rent and council tax. Just because people live in a council house/housing association doesn't mean they're scroungers. It's usually because they can't afford to buy a house of their own!

midjet666

What annoys me is that people make rude comments, and then when they find … What annoys me is that people make rude comments, and then when they find they're in the wrong, they go quiet. Why not just apologise?!

jackiemary69

[quote=chas76] My Mums the opposite to you, she has a very short, low … [quote=chas76] My Mums the opposite to you, she has a very short, low bath which she can't even lay down in....she's tall (5'8) and has arthritus, so she's put in a request for a shower!







Could she not apply for a grant to get a shower as she has arthritus?
Edited by: "jackiemary69" 5th Jan 2011

midjet666

I live in a council house but my partner works full time as an engineer … I live in a council house but my partner works full time as an engineer and we pay full rent and council tax. Just because people live in a council house/housing association doesn't mean they're scroungers. It's usually because they can't afford to buy a house of their own!


+1!
what a bunch of retards some of these people are!
Edited by: "sameena1" 5th Jan 2011

Supermod

sameena1

+1! what a bunch of retards some of these people are!



It was just one person. Resorting to calling someone a retard is on par with their ill-informed comment.

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slamdunkin

There was actually only one negative comment made at you by one person.



Not bad going really though judging by the responses you'd think it was a full scale misc mauling.

I have lived in my ha house for 4 years and last year i asked them if they would plaster the walls (they were in a bad way), someone came out assessed it and i now have lovely smooth walls. I think if its in the best interest of the property and your good with your rent they should do it.
ps, if at first they say no try again sometimes they need a little nudge.

Could she not apply for a grant to get a shower as she has arthritus?



They keep fobbing her off all the time...I don't mind though as I exchange babysitting duties for showers at my house!!

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chas76

They keep fobbing her off all the time...I don't mind though as I … They keep fobbing her off all the time...I don't mind though as I exchange babysitting duties for showers at my house!!



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