My lease is up for renewal and I was wondering if we can negotiate a clause to be added to the lease that would force the landlord’s agent to make repairs promptly.
The landlord likes us and the market is down locally, so would have thought we have some leverage to negotiate something. The landlord lives abroad and there is an agent (a self employed individual) who also manages several other flats in the building (for different landlords).
Currently we need to chase the agent many times to get anything fixed.
I was thinking of writing a timeline to the contract, e.g. saying the repairs should be done within 2 weeks (where reasonable), and perhaps that there should be a reduction in rent if they are not done.