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Do you occupy the property under an assured shorthold tenancy and when does the fixed term expire?
How much notice did you receive and on what grounds was it evicting you s8 (non-payment of rent, late rent etc) or just requiring possession?
I'm afraid that rent and repair (mice, extractor etc) are separate issues. The landlord has a right to rent and you have a right to a property in repair which you can/could have enforced by requesting repairs are done and then paying for them yourself if they are not done and claiming the money from him.
If he is claiming possession on the grounds of rent arrears under s8 Housing Act then he is required to only give you two weeks notice. However he cannot evict you without an order from the Court. If he does not have a written tenancy agreement then there will have to be an actually hearing which will take a number of weeks but in all probability in view of the amuont of arrears the judge will make an order for possession.
At this point you should leave the proeprty. If you do not then the landlord will be able to apply for warrant for execution from the Court to have the Court Bailiffs evict you.
If you put down a deposit on the tenancy and the rent if less than £25k pa then it should have been lodged in a tenancy deposit scheme.If he has not done this then you can apply for the return of the whole of the deposit and a fine payable by him to you of three times the deposit amount. Ask for details of the TDS and sue him for the money if he has not placed it in a TDS.
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