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« on: March 04, 2022, 11:29:10 AM »

My rental property has an ensuite shower which has somehow developed a crack in the base and is leaking making it therefore unusable. This shower tray is probably around 20 years old however it wasnít cracked before the tenants moved in and now it is. Is it my responsibility to have a new shower put in at a cost of around £800-£1000 Or should the tenants be repairing it via their insurance?
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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2022, 11:32:46 AM »

100% a landlord issue.  A shower tray lasting 20 years is good usage.

The tenant's insurance, if they have it, is for their own contents. The shower tray is yours and they didn't break it. Get it replaced ASAP.
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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2022, 02:58:00 PM »

Of course it's your responsibility.Whether it's ceramic or plastic, after 20 years that shower tray owes you nothing. That sounds like a very high price you have been quoted, for a simple swap. I would shop around.
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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2022, 04:56:55 PM »

Ok thanks, just after other opinions, Iíll get it sorted
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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2022, 06:12:18 PM »

My rental property has an ensuite shower which has somehow developed a crack in the base and is leaking making it therefore unusable.

You don't have much luck with bathrooms, do you?

https://www.landlordforumproject.co.uk/landlord-advice-help/new-bathroom-in-the-property/msg32477
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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2022, 11:00:21 AM »

I might also consider refreshing the bathroom, while work is being done... and - eventually - trying to let the property at a higher rent (roll a modest monthly increase in when you can).

I am saying this on the assumption the bathroom might be dated (if the shower tray in place is 20 years old).
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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2022, 02:08:19 PM »

I might also consider refreshing the bathroom, while work is being done... and - eventually - trying to let the property at a higher rent (roll a modest monthly increase in when you can).

I am saying this on the assumption the bathroom might be dated (if the shower tray in place is 20 years old).

Yes Iím going for a refresh in the springtime
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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2022, 02:09:13 PM »

My rental property has an ensuite shower which has somehow developed a crack in the base and is leaking making it therefore unusable.

You don't have much luck with bathrooms, do you?

https://www.landlordforumproject.co.uk/landlord-advice-help/new-bathroom-in-the-property/msg32477

No that was our other rental, new bathroom all sorted out and no further issues there now.
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