Collapsed Roof in Rental Apartment

By SoDoherty at 13:28, Wed January 3 2018, in Moving to Ireland - 5 responses

I\\\'m doing research for a friend of mine.
During the Christmas period the roof in the living room of her rented apartment collapsed causing water damage to the television, computer and rug/ furnishings etc.
This was quite inconvenient as you can imagine especially during the holidays during which she had intended spending Christmas.
Since then the Landlord has had the roof patched up and left a dehumidifier on constant for a week.

1 - Would her contents only be covered if she has personal contents insurance?
2 - Is it reasonable to expect the Landlord to cover the cost of the electricity used by the dehumidifier machine?
3 - Is it reasonable to ask for compensation from the Landlord in the form of reduction on next instalment of rent?

P.S. I have read through many threads looking to see if such a case has already been asked and answered. There seems to be many \\\'typical renters /never happy\\\' replies to innocent enquiries. Please don\\\'t post similar here. The tenant in question has been extremely patient and flexible in the circumstances and is only looking to see what her rights are. The landlord in question has also in this case \\\'patched over\\\' the problem with the roof as advised by the workers that came in to fix the job. Their opinion was it will more than likely happen again as it requires more money than he was willing to spend to fix properly/safely.

Any advice welcome. Many thanks.
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