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Old Jan 13th, 2011, 10:31 AM   11
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Hmm, dont mean to sound rude but does it not have the same doors and windows as when you chose to move there? If you wanted something perfect then you are probably gona have to pay more. As for the damp and mould, you say you have not been turning the heating on as much as you would like? I would be careful as this would cause damp in any house and you could possibly get the blame. Have you tried contacting the landlord and telling him the promlems maybee pointing out if he hasnt followed what was in the contract and asking to end the contract early?
We did not know the front door didnt have a weather seal when we viewed the place as we didnt really look for one, we were only told by the plumber that came to fix the water otherwise we still wouldnt know about it now... and obviously we didnt know the door would open on its own either, as we were only quickly looking around the place.
And as for the windows, we didnt try and open them when we were viewing it, we just thought they'd be okay like they should be.
We have tried contacting the landlord many times, literally calling them every single day.



 
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Old Jan 13th, 2011, 10:38 AM   12
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Aww hun, I really feel for you. We're in a similar situation (3-bedroom house, but only 1 room is half habitable due to the mould in the two front rooms. Blown air heating, which is next to useless and costs a fortune to run - around 150 a month!) but our lease is up at the end of February. Good luck to them trying to find anybody else to live in it in that state!

You are well within your rights to tell your landlord that you won't pay your rent if the problems are not resolved properly! You can threaten to get Environmental Health involved, they would have a field day where mould is concerned! And mould is not good at all, especially for a tiny baby, it can lead to Asthma and other respiratory problems.

Please, for the sake of your baby, don't take anything lying down. Give your landlord a timeframe to fix what's wrong and if he doesn't, just don't pay your rent! Make sure you do it in writing though and keep a record, he won't have a leg to stand on!

Hope you get it sorted hunny.

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Old Jan 13th, 2011, 10:51 AM   13
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Aww hun, I really feel for you. We're in a similar situation (3-bedroom house, but only 1 room is half habitable due to the mould in the two front rooms. Blown air heating, which is next to useless and costs a fortune to run - around 150 a month!) but our lease is up at the end of February. Good luck to them trying to find anybody else to live in it in that state!

You are well within your rights to tell your landlord that you won't pay your rent if the problems are not resolved properly! You can threaten to get Environmental Health involved, they would have a field day where mould is concerned! And mould is not good at all, especially for a tiny baby, it can lead to Asthma and other respiratory problems.

Please, for the sake of your baby, don't take anything lying down. Give your landlord a timeframe to fix what's wrong and if he doesn't, just don't pay your rent! Make sure you do it in writing though and keep a record, he won't have a leg to stand on!

Hope you get it sorted hunny.

C xxx
The landlord has had since November to get everything sorted out. The heating and water should have been right before we even moved in.
The place was up for rent for months and months and now I know why, just stupid of me and my partner not to recognise all the problems that everyone else did! I guess cause its our first home everything was new to us and we didnt really no.
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Old Jan 13th, 2011, 10:55 AM   14
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then you can just give four weeks notice ive had some nasty flats before and had to do the same its not worth staying there and hassling the landlord as he wont do anything certainly not in any reasonable time and your neighbour sounds like a nightmare x
But in the tenancy agreement it says we can only leave early if the landlord agrees to it which i doubt they will
And yes he is a complete nightmare, i get woken up at all hours of the morning due to him stomp stomp stomping on the floor. Its ridculous he has no reason to stomp around like that i dont get why he doesnt just walk normally lol. And also, when me and my partner get back home from whereever we've been we'e noticed he will be pressed up against the window staring right at us untill we get inside. And my partner leaves for work at 6.30am every morning and he told me that every morning the man upstairs is staring out the window watching him walk down the path!! scary! x



 
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Old Jan 13th, 2011, 10:56 AM   15
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Don't beat yourself up, the bloody place should have been habitable before you even moved in! If he's had that long, then it should have been sorted. Go to the Citizens Advice, I'm pretty sure they'll tell you that you're well within your right to refuse to pay your rent.

Best of luck to you.

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Old Jan 13th, 2011, 10:58 AM   16
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And report your weird neighbour to the police! Keep a diary of all the stomping, music etc. Surely they can do something about it?

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Old Jan 13th, 2011, 11:03 AM   17
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And report your weird neighbour to the police! Keep a diary of all the stomping, music etc. Surely they can do something about it?

C xxx
We were thinking about reporting him. But then I didnt know wether to cause I dont really know if they can do anything.
Thats just reminded me lol, on the night my partner asked him to turn his music down, later that night we were both asleep and i got woken up by banging and banging on our bedroom window and a light was being shone through our blind. I have no idea who it was cause by the time id managed to wake my bf up they'd gone. Dont know if it could of been the police. But no idea why they would have come round as we did nothing wrong. x



 
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Old Jan 13th, 2011, 11:05 AM   18
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I used to work in local govt and dealt with things like this all the time. Call your local council and ask to be put through to Public Health dept. They can come out to inspect and can give the landlord a kick up the bum!

Also keep note of dates/times the noise occurs. You can report your neighbour to the Environmental Health officers (ours were called Noise officers) they used to go out at the times the person was making the noise and record how loud they were being. Can take a while to build up a case but it at least gets the ball rolling with your neighbour. Good luck xx



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Old Jan 13th, 2011, 11:17 AM   19
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Hi there! I work in lettings and just to let you know you have a right to give 4 weeks notice at any point of your tenancy agreement. However, you could be liable for the rent until either somebody else moves in to the property or your lease ends. You can however argue that under the landlord and tenant act 1985 that the property has not been kept to standard of repair since the start of your contract and that by doing so your landlord has put himself in breach of contract.

http://www.letlink.co.uk/letting-fac...ligations.html

Here's a link for more information, I hope it helps X



 
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Old Jan 13th, 2011, 12:01 PM   20
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I know nothing about tenancy rights over there, but your neighbor sounds mentally ill.



 
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