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« on: November 24, 2020, 09:17:08 AM »

Morning,

My landlord recently fitted a new light fitting in our living room as the previous was no longer working due to a faulty transformer.

The new lighting was ordered online and arrived soon after. When the electrician came to install the fitting there were no bulbs provided with the fitting.

After speaking to the landlord, they informed me it wasn’t their responsibility to provide lightbulbs and it was my responsibility.

I understand if a light bulb becomes faulty it is the tenants responsibility to replace but in this case who’s responsible for providing the lightbulbs?
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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2020, 11:18:36 AM »

Of course your landlord should come round and fit this for you,it is totally disgraceful that you should have to take on this appalling responsibility during these worrying times. It's landlords like this that get the rest of us a bad name.
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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2020, 02:08:12 PM »

Agreed. The Landlord provides a property ready and fully working... bulbs are consumables and if they are working at the commencement of a tenancy but break midway it would be the Tenant who replaces. However, in this case just get the bulbs yourself... unless you want a big fight... and then take them without you when you leave (regardless of whether you want them or not)... when presented with that polite choice the Landlord might choose it's less hassle to get them now, rather than then... or reimburse you now.
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« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2020, 05:53:27 AM »

If he is going to screw you over on this you have the rest of your tenancy to work out how to screw him over...just make sure you do your homework...

Incidentally how did the electrician know the light fitting was working and wasnt blowing out light bulbs if he didn't have any bulbs to test it with ?   

You may want to go through your tenancy agreement with a fine toothcomb.

i love landlords like this - too tight to pay for a few bulbs in a light fitting they have to replace for a paid up tenant.     It is fair enough about ternants replacing bulbs that wear out but not for a new fitting when presumably you have been without its use while he ordered a replacement etc...
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