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Really Bad Damp / Mould Problem in Rented Property

Posted by lynz412 - Created: 9 years ago
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Posted by journo-666338 - 9 years ago

Staying there is obviously not good for your health or that of your children.

Have you tried speaking to the local health inspector?

If he were to declare the house 'uninhabitable' or a 'danger to health' - and the landlords/agents have failed to remedy the situation - I imagine you could legally move without giving notice and with no fear of being in breach of contract.

That would also surely entitle you to immediate repayment of your deposit, together with any rent paid in advance as well as, perhaps, compensation for damage to your belongings.

Moving may not be your preferred option (you say you like the house, and finding a new property in the right location may be hard at short notice) but staying might not be an option either unless ther landlords and agents are pushed to take remedial action immediately.

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Posted by achilleas - 9 years ago

I would suggest finding somewhere else to live. The problem will not go away and it seems your landlords are not as reputable or as willing to help.
Take photos and if they try any "but you are breaking your contract" then you have evidence that the house was not livable because of the danger to you and your childrens health.