Tenant Rights in Brussels – Chapter #2

After 2 lawyers confirmed, that our only option is to go to court and possibly pay for a lengthy and pricy procedure, we decided to stay in our apartment. We might lose less this way.

Probably our landlord picked up some of the issue, as our heating has been fixed this week. The workmen went on the roof in pouring rain and extreme wind. I think that day was the windiest all year (just to point out, it is funny because they came twice and not finish the work because of the weather and refused an appointment for this very same reason). So they quickly became weatherproof. πŸ™‚

We had heating for – wait for it – 4 hours. Then the newly installed furnace broke down and started leaking immense amount of water. We just laughed. I think this was the point where we just gave up.

They came the next morning and fixed it, so we have heating. They installed a furnace that decides to work automatically depending on outdoors temperature. You can control indoor temperature on the radiators themselves. Two of ours can not be controlled and are stuck in the hottest setting. So now our flat is very hot. πŸ˜€

Yesterday I came home to see workmen fixing electricity in the laundry room, and the landlord sent the yearly reading to all habitants. He came to the flat to install a separate electric meter for the furnace, but he couldn’t. So more workmen will arrive on Monday and we will have a meter. Fingers crossed.

Since the heating is on, the humidity is fairly down. We are measuring 65 – 70 percent downstairs, which is good compared to previous measures. So I decided to rearrange the flat, buy some new furniture and see how this turns out. πŸ™‚

The cats love heating. They are on the radiators all the time, so they seem to be happy.

It has been 14 days since the girls have been spayed so Malna is finally getting rid of her little dress. Oh I have not posted pictures of my cats in dresses…

Kicsi (Xeni) hated the dress, so we had to remove it after a week. Fortunately, she did not lick the wound, so happy days so far.

Unhappy cat dress

Malna on the other hand had to wear it, whether she liked it or not, as she kept licking the wound, over and over again.

ungappy cat dressed

But we are through this as well. πŸ™‚


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