Question for those in the know..
We own a property that we are leasing out.
A tree fell on the house during a recent storm. There was roof damage which has, amongst other things, ruined/water damage to the kitchen ceiling.
Insurance is covering the cost of repairs. Tenants being a bit of PITA not allowing workmen in and what not, so it's getting done extremely slowly.
Tenant now says he doesn't want any more work done till may, and, when the work is being done, they want us to pay for accommodation in a hotel because they don't want to be in the house whilst the work is going on.
Repairs are expected to last 3 days.
We offered to give them 3 days of no rent instead, but they said no - they want the hotel paid for.
What is the ruling here? Do we have to pay for a hotel? Secondly, they only want the work done on May - not now. So in the meantime, there may be secondary damage occur eg mould or what not (old House and very humid at the moment) or water damage to electrical or rust etc. I don't really want to risk that occurring and then I'll be up for that as well.