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Can the tenant request that the landlord install window restrictors and new locks on the windows?
Just signed a contract to rent a third floor flat and the windows are currently unlocked and there is no key. I have a 3 year old so it’s absolutely not livable right now but I wondered if I had any right to request restricters be installed as well as new locks on the windows so that I can ventilate when it’s warm out without the window opening wide?

Dale Higgenbotham

19th October 2021

3 upvotes

Top Answer
Not a legal requirement, no. Highly recommended for rental properties, but not legally obliged to fit them. I’d definitely be chasing them for a set of keys to the windows, and possible ask about retrofitting them if possible.

Michael Watson

11th February 2022

1 upvote

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