Yes its a residential tenancy. We started tenancy in June, 12 months with a two month break clause.
Essentially the property has a really bad mould and condensation problem, its ruined bedding, clothing and shoes. Its so bad its coming through the wardrobes, furniture. One bedroom smells horrific and is unusable.
The landlord sent in builders who reported back, the landlord basically said we were the cause, and that we had to ventilate the property properly by leaving windows open all day, even when we're out. Its a ground floor flat. Recently our Landlord has refused communication and had her partner call us. They refuse to give me an email address to send photos, etc. Its just got really petty. They also live in Northern Ireland, so it makes it even trickier.
Enviro health attributed the cause to lack of extractor fans, air bricks, trickle vents and agreed its impossible for us to vent it properly without leaving ourselves open to burglary. He said he would write to them, again.
Its contributed to my wifes illness and we've appealed to them on a number of occasions. The last thing they did was to send us a letter asking if we wanted to activate the two month notice period. We can't stay here that long and so are moving out on Friday.