We’ve been renting from our landlord for a little over a year, and they aren’t the best - house hasn’t been kept in very good condition and they take ages for fix anything. We have a young family, although we are planning to leave within the next 2 months as we are completing a house purchase - this place was only meant to be a temporary solution.
Suddenly today a roofer turns up saying that they will be replacing the roof over Christmas. First we’ve heard of it (and the letting agent who manages maintenance also has no idea) and no prior notification that anyone is coming to the house. The roof doesn’t leak or have any issues.
Given that we’re vacating the house soon after Christmas, and we don’t want to have that kind of disruption over the holiday, can we refuse, as this is non-essential work?
Not the first time the landlord has just sent people around to work on the house without any notification to us - we’ve found workmen in the house before and/or people have just let themselves in.
Thanks for the help.