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Your claim for disrepair and their claim for non-payment of rent are completely separate. You are not allowed to offset and not pay rent because you have issues with the landlord.
There is no claim for the flat being uninsulated unless it breaches building regulations.
Your claim for the dog barking is against whoever owns the dog, similarly with the music and drug and cigarette smoke.
You’re entitled to compensation if the damage to the flat made it on habitable or you couldn’t use that room for a while.
I don’t know why the gas was disconnected so can’t comment on that.
Depending on what arrears you are in, I think it unlikely that you would be able to stop the eviction but you would have a counterclaim for breach of landlords repairing covenants but from what you have said, that would only extend to the hole in the ceiling and the gas disconnection if that has led to their being no heating in the property. It would be worthwhile seeing solicitors that deal with landlord and tenant matters to see if they would be interested taking it no-win no fee because you may be eligible for legal aid.
Thank you. That is even better. Failure to provide heating and hot water is far more serious breach than the disrepair to the ceiling.
The drug fume and smoke is only an issue for the landlord is also the landlord of the other property and is allowing it to happen.
If there is a court application for eviction for non-payment of rent, you need to pay the rent up to date and then oppose the application using the fact that the rent is now up to date and the fact that the landlord is in breach of repairing covenants.
You can ask the court to award you money in respect of that. Kind regards
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