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The first thing to do is to refer the matter to the EnvironmentalHealth Department at the local Council if the landlord will not do anythingabout it. They will say whether this damp is caused by condensation or whetherit is indeed a damp problem with the building and whether it is a healthhazard.
If it is a health hazard, you will be entitled to end of the tenancyearly.
I don't know whether the landlord is refusing to give you details ofthe deposit scheme or whether he has simply not given them. There are penaltiesfor him not protecting the deposit, as you will read here under section 3.8
there is some more informationhere about halfway down the page.
unfortunately, it does not giveyou the right to enter the tenancy early, simply because he has not given youthe details.
What you can do is tell thelandlord that if he is insisting that you stay in the property, you will haveno alternative but to advise the Environmental Health Department at the localauthority. If the damp is extremely severe and is a health hazard, theDepartment can actually order the landlord to stop letting the property out untilsuch time as the problem is rectified.
Just because the storageheaters may be old does not necessarily mean they are unsafe and the landlordshould have provided you with a test certificate.
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