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I moved into a property in October 2015 and noticed one of
I moved into a property in October 2015 and noticed one of the rooms had severe damp caused by a major leak to the roof. The water/damp ruined my belongings. The property's outside waste drains are al… read more
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Hi Joshua, I have a question to do with rent abatement and my rights as a tenant. Since beginning of december we have had problems with our bedroom in our flat (total rooms: 1 bedroom, 1 living room/k… read more
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Mould in only one room of a 6 room house, landlord states that
Mould in only one room of a 6 room house, landlord states that this is due to room not being managed correctly and not down to damp as a report can confirm this. Is this correct and what can I do abou… read more
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Hello. I am in an Assured Shorthold Tenancy and in my tenancy
Hello. I am in an Assured Shorthold Tenancy and in my tenancy agreement it states nothing in regards XXXXX XXXXX 'break clause'. I wish to terminate my tenancy with regret, as we really do like the pl… read more
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Hello, We began an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement at
Hello, We began an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement at the end of January 2012, which expires on the 29th January 2013. Upon moving in to the property we noticed a serious damp problem, i.e., the w… read more
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Jo C.
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my daughter and her two friends moved into a rented property
my daughter and her two friends moved into a rented property comprising three bedrooms, one lounge, one bathroom and one kitchen. Upon arrival we were appalled at the amount of mold and mildew on the … read more
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my daughter moved out of her current property prior to the
my daughter moved out of her current property prior to the end of her tenancy. a suspicious leak occured from her washing machine which flooded most of the downstairs, the landlord's representative pu… read more
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I am a tenant paying rent to a private Landlord and have lived
I am a tenant paying rent to a private Landlord and have lived in a 2 bedroom flat within a block since 2000.July 2011 was start of severe damage to property when an external hot water building pipe l… read more
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Joshua
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I am a private tenant. I have been in this flat since 2009
I am a private tenant. I have been in this flat since 2009 and had lots of problems which eventually were dealt with. I live in a block of flats. My current problem is in June 2011 there was a severe … read more
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i have just moved into a property 8 days ago which was in perfect
i have just moved into a property 8 days ago which was in perfect condition. it is no full of mould due to condensation in all rooms. The damp specialist has said it will take 4-6 weeks just to dry ou… read more
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Im a private landlord of a ground-floor maisonette. This
I'm a private landlord of a ground-floor maisonette. This is the first time I've let the property (formerly my elderly mothers home). The current tenant has been resident since September and is experi… read more
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I have read the above post about a tenant asking for a rent
I have read the above post about a tenant asking for a rent abatement of 50% whilst the carpets in the main bedroom, hall and 2nd bedroom have been removed and 3 dehumidfiers, 2 air movers have been b… read more
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I am a student renting a property for a year. Every time I
I am a student renting a property for a year. Every time I contact the letting agency for my contract and a copy of the receipt for the 6months in advance payment they fail to send them. Adding to thi… read more
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We have a two year lease on a home in North London. After moving
We have a two year lease on a home in North London. After moving in there was found to be a water leak under the kitchen floor. Since December we have had the floor coverings removed. We have had a la… read more
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Can a tenant claim rent abatement (or compensation) for a period of time during which
Can a tenant claim rent abatement (or compensation) for a period of time during which parts of the property are damp while repairs are ongoing and the tenant continues to live there? (the property is … read more
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My daughter is renting a house with four other students in
My daughter is renting a house with four other students in a university town. A couple of weeks after they all moved in she noticed her ceiling was wet and notified the landlord. He visited a couple o… read more
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I am appearing in a small claims procedure because my previous
I am appearing in a small claims procedure because my previous landlord as charged me £450 for damage done to a carpet due to a leak. The dampness in the carpet occurred away from the wall in the cent… read more
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We moved into a property on the 5th June and had to move out
We moved into a property on the 5th June and had to move out again on 19th under doctors insructions as there was a problem with damp and mold that was effecting our baby's breathing. We finally got a… read more
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