Washing machine installation - Landlord responsiblity?

I just moved into a rented house, and the landlord has provided a washing machine, it was delivered on Tuesday but it wasn't installed

The landlord is telling the agent now that it's not his responsibility to install it, as it was agreed beforehand that it was only going to be delivered (which it wasn't, I was told by the agent that it will be installed as well)

I am not comfortable with doing it myself as I don't want a bad installation to cause a leak and a big damage, should it be the landlord responsibility to install it?

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i live in a rented house and i had to put my washing machine in, it is really easy to do, i would just do it and save the agro.

god its only three pipes, whats the problem, you either want to use it or not!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

when i lived in a rented flat, washing machine got delivered i had to take it out of the box myself and fix it all up by myself :w00t: its easier than you think :thumbsup:

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wickedteen;8548534

god its only three pipes, whats the problem, you either want to use it or … god its only three pipes, whats the problem, you either want to use it or not!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



I didn't even ask for the ****ing thin as I had my own washing machine

I am more ****** off with the agent who blatantly lied about it

hassony;8548588

I didn't even ask for the ****ing thin as I had my own washing machineI … I didn't even ask for the ****ing thin as I had my own washing machineI am more ****** off with the agent who blatantly lied about it



Never trust an Estate agent.

Just phone up the landlord and give him an earful. Or go down to the estate agents have give them an earful.

If unsuccessful, sort it yourself.

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It should be landlords responsibility. Tell the agent that if you sustain an injury or cause any damage that you will be holding the agent/landlord responsible

But as previously stated it is really easy to install them so your prob better off doing it yourself just to save hassle

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Paddy Charlie;8548623

It should be landlords responsibility. Tell the agent that if you sustain … It should be landlords responsibility. Tell the agent that if you sustain an injury or cause any damage that you will be holding the agent/landlord responsibleBut as previously stated it is really easy to install them so your prob better off doing it yourself just to save hassle



thanks

i'll do it myself, and then sue the agent/ landlord for a bad back:thumbsup:

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Oh and feel free to disconnect it when your leaving as you are supposed to leave the property in the same condition as you got it :whistling:

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Paddy Charlie;8548765

Oh and feel free to disconnect it when your leaving as you are supposed … Oh and feel free to disconnect it when your leaving as you are supposed to leave the property in the same condition as you got it :whistling:



That means he can take the machine with him then as there won't be one on the inventory:whistling:

Paddy Charlie;8548623

It should be landlords responsibility. Tell the agent that if you sustain … It should be landlords responsibility. Tell the agent that if you sustain an injury or cause any damage that you will be holding the agent/landlord responsibleBut as previously stated it is really easy to install them so your prob better off doing it yourself just to save hassle



You can't say that without knowing the contract they have between them...

To OP - if your flat was rented as being supplied with functioning white goods etc - ensure they install it. If you only have it on word of mouth - you will need to ask nicely...

Be aware that tenants do have rights, and you could enforce them. However, you could be chucked out at the next oppertunity if you were to antagonise the landlord / agents.

Estate Agents (specially letting agents) are the bit beneath scum.. yet to meet any honest and helpful agents... The sorting hat would certainly put all of them in Slytherin!!

They always lie and shall we say "manipulate the truth" and then act all ignorant about it in the end. I know there might be good ones here and there.. but i honestly am yet to meet one. i wonder how they sleep with their family at night.. Oh wait I forgot.. they MAKE TONS OF CASH!! i suspect they sleep quite well.. mayb eon one of those fancy sleep well beds or soemthing!
rant Over..
Id suggest, call u the agent and tell him to install it, or you wont be held responsible for the installation and any damage that might occur. And like somebody mentioned, you can disconnect the machine before you vacate the property!

diabeticguy;8549107

Be aware that tenants do have rights, and you could enforce them. … Be aware that tenants do have rights, and you could enforce them. However, you could be chucked out at the next oppertunity if you were to antagonise the landlord / agents.



Can you see the contradiction in your statement? :lol:

Who would be responsible if you installed it and it flooded the following week due to bad installation?

Oh, and they are only easy to install if there has been one there before and all the pipes and fittings are to hand. :thumbsup:

my mum had hers installed by the agent well they arranged it rather she dosent touch anything like that maintenance as far as i,m aware is down to the landlord ie repairs and stuff i would be annoyed also, a mean what if something goes wrong you will be held liable? so be careful just in case i think the landlord is being fly!

Jumpingphil;8550486

Who would be responsible if you installed it and it flooded the following … Who would be responsible if you installed it and it flooded the following week due to bad installation?



The OP would be responsible, as they carried out the works.

as above thats why its the landlords responsibility.

moob;8551184

The OP would be responsible, as they carried out the works.



Yes, I'm sorry, it was a rhetorical question.
I wasn't really expecting a reply. :thumbsup:

wulshaz;8551198

as above thats why its the landlords responsibility.



That's the issue though. If the OP's contract with the landlord in his tenancy agreement doesn't include the provision of white goods, he's onto plums.

His alternative in that case would be to get a qualified plumber to install it, thereby covering himself.

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hassony;8548722

thanksi'll do it myself, and then sue the agent/ landlord for a bad … thanksi'll do it myself, and then sue the agent/ landlord for a bad back:thumbsup:


typical scouser lol

just do it yourself you lazy git. its only 2 pipes FFS! :roll:

Original Poster

I did do it, the installation was easy enough, trying to get water through was a bit of a nightmare

the boiler though decided to start leaking water, it was all over the kitchen!!, luckily i managed to stop the leak, and the landlord has british gas home care, so an engineer came this morning and seems to have sorted it out

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moob;8551780

That's the issue though. If the OP's contract with the landlord in his … That's the issue though. If the OP's contract with the landlord in his tenancy agreement doesn't include the provision of white goods, he's onto plums.



Going on that arguement you could say the contract doen't include a washing machine so by right the tennant can just throw it out as he is in possesion of the property and the landlord can't use it for storage without his permission

OP nice to see you managed to cause a bit of hassle for the landlord by needing british gas homecare to come out. Maybe the landlord will think twice about being so lazy in the future

Hi, had an issue with the washing machine. First the flat was designed so the washing machine space was too small to fit a washing machine. Then the pipes are so tight at the back of the sink area that it is extemely difficult to fit well. Anyway had it plumbed in by my uncle who is a plumber worked fine for about 4 months. Then last night it came lose and leaked everywhere while I was asleep. Switched off the supply in the morning and had to go to work. They've come in and say the damage is caused by faulty connection. Guess partly true but only come lose due to not enough space for a comofortable connection. What do you lot think?

CAD1987

Hi, had an issue with the washing machine. First the flat was designed so … Hi, had an issue with the washing machine. First the flat was designed so the washing machine space was too small to fit a washing machine. Then the pipes are so tight at the back of the sink area that it is extemely difficult to fit well. Anyway had it plumbed in by my uncle who is a plumber worked fine for about 4 months. Then last night it came lose and leaked everywhere while I was asleep. Switched off the supply in the morning and had to go to work. They've come in and say the damage is caused by faulty connection. Guess partly true but only come lose due to not enough space for a comofortable connection. What do you lot think?

I think you should start your own thread rather than bumping ones from ancient history
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