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Landlord fire safety question
Me and a girl on my course have the same landlord but different houses on the same street. She (like me) has a ground floor room and was saying one of her windows doesn't shut properly, so she emailed our landlord asking for a lock. He replied saying that she couldn't have it and that he was going to come round and remove all the locks from the ground floor windows because it was a 'new fire safety thing'. She said that her insurance won't cover her if her windows don't have locks and he just shrugged it off. We both think this sounds a bit dodgy as he only decides to come and take all the locks when someone asks for one - surely if it was a new rule then he would have done it anyway? Does this sound iffy to anyone else? Also I've been waiting for him to repair the storage heater in my room for about 3 weeks, he bought me an oil filled mini heater in the meantime but I've been avoiding using it because I don't want the added bills. Would I be in my rights to ask him to subsidise my bills slightly as he's being slow to repair it and it's not my fault?