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Hi,

 

this is following on from a previous thread.

 

I have been renting a house for the last 4.5 years.

When I moved in - I planned to use the basement as an office, but it soon became apparent that the room - one of the walls -

had damp on it.

 

The landlady insisted that the damp was being caused by condensation due to me not ventilating the room adequately.

So I continued to pay for that space despite not being able to use it.

 

However, last year and underground leak (3 metres from the wall) was identified and fixed by Severn Trent. I have all of the correspondence confirming this.

 

And I have just had photos of the damp looked at by a damp expert and he confirms that the damp has been caused by water coming in from outside.

 

SO.

Do I claim compensation for the money spent on a space I couldn't use?

If so, who on earth do I approach - I've never taken anyone to court before - I'm currently on benefits having just relocated to a new town.

 

Many thanks for your time.

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Hello there.

 

I've merged your old and new threads. We don't need a new on every time you have a new question, it's better to keep all the information together.

 

HB


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Multiple threads merged to make things easier for the advisers.


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IF LL withholds some/all deposit you can request deposit scheme ADR, but you will only be awarded the deposit (max).

I think the time for requesting LL to pay compensation/reduction in rent has passed. Move on.

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Thanks Mariner - I actually decided to forget the compensation idea today too - I'm not a greedy person - just want/need my deposit back!

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