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How can I help with this please?
Are you asking if you are liable?
Why do they say you are liable?
I'm not sure on what basis.
These are structural issues for the landlord.
The only issue here I suppose is that if you had not reported it or not sufficiently swiftly then they could argue that you were negligent.
But from what you say that doesn't seem to be possible here because you did report it.
Can I clarify anything for you?
He can only tell the truth in a reference. If he says anything untrue then that would be defamation and you could sue.