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    Quote Originally Posted by Snorkerz View Post
    Unfortunately the only requirement is that the property must be heatable to a certain temperature (16C iirc), but how it is heated & how much it costs to heat it are not relevant (legally). He should get back in touch with the EHO, explain the landlord has done nothing, and ask if he can have a HHSRS inspection. The Housing Health & Safety Rating System is a points based assessment so it is possible that even if the property fails in one area, it may pass overall.
    I looked at this very recently AIUI the heating must be able to maintain 18C in bedrooms and 21C in the living room when the temperature outside is -1C, it must also be controllable.
    I offer no guarantee that anything I say is correct. wysiwyg

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    Quote Originally Posted by tim123456789 View Post
    Alternatively, it could just be the the windows are drafty. You can fix this problem with 20 quid's worth of material available from your local diy store.

    tim

    With what kind of materials? links?

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    Quote Originally Posted by be kind View Post
    With what kind of materials? links?
    Secondary doubleglazing.

    Plastic sheeting, with kit for stip draught excluder ( thin, not wide )
    not seen any for ages, but ends up with clear plastic sheet, with
    edges pinned to wooden window frame.

    Even garden centres may do similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ram View Post
    Secondary doubleglazing.

    Plastic sheeting, with kit for stip draught excluder ( thin, not wide )
    not seen any for ages,
    You can buy it in Wickes.

    http://www.wickes.co.uk/secondary-gl...2/invt/210014/
    These comments assume you are in England/Wales, and that your last tenancy agreement was dated after 6th April 2007.

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    Great, thanks ram + Mrs Mug. Just wondering if the fixing tape would tear up the paint on the windows when removed? And can it be reused?

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    Quote Originally Posted by be kind View Post
    Great, thanks ram + Mrs Mug. Just wondering if the fixing tape would
    tear up the paint on the windows when removed? And can it be reused?
    Hope this does not sound condescending, but try using selotape again.
    Tape for windows has to be stickier than selotape, as it's supporting
    the weight of the sheet.
    So paint may come off in some places when removed.

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    When I removed mine it left a mark where the tape had been - like a line of unsticky tape. It was difficult to remove but I didn't know about sticky stuff remover at the time.

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