I have tried to call the Tenants Union for the last week and a half, and as they are impossible to get ahold of, hopefully you can help.
I live in a townhouse that has two forms of heating, ducted and small wall heaters in the main living areas. My housemates and I all stay in the main loungeroom area in the evening until bedtime to socialise and… computerise. Recently the wall heater in the loungeroom broke, and it seems melted one of it’s connectors.
We have requested it be fixed through the real estate agent and have been advised as we also have ducted, the landlord will not be fixing the wall heater and we instead must use the ducted. We are reluctant to do this as it will cost more due to the need to connect up the gas and it will involve heating the whole house, instead of just the one room we require.
Do we have the right to fight this decision and request the small heater be fixed, even though we have an alternate (more expensive) form of heating?