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The landlords (a company) and I are butting heads about both these issues.

 

 

Claim damage to furniture:

I have had to destroy 3 pieces of furniture due to mould. The mould I believe was caused due to a poor sealing window in our bedroom therefore letting in moisture. The landlords knew about this within a couple of months of moving in and never corrected it. I tried every year before winter to add my own seal but that ultimately fails. And heating the room was so expensive, as I believe there was no wall insulation as there were black spots of mould on 3 out of 4 walls and the noise from other neighbours was unbearable.

 

 

I have receipts of the furniture and pictures of the mould but this isn't enough for them.

 

 

 

Early leaving fee:

Yes I know there is an agreement in place in which I must give a month's notice in writing. The fixed agreement had ended and I think I am right in saying I was on a periodic agreement.

 

However, our neighbour was burgled (the building has 5 flats). We have had trouble with this neighbour before and felt unsafe anyway, but this was a tipping point. We so then started to view flats and found one which began the process of registering and references. We asked our landlords for a reference and said some of the following in an email "Due to the recent burglary we feel the time is right to move to another property.....". They did actually phone and mentioned they were surprised that we are leaving them after such a long time.

 

 

 

I know this does not constitute a formal acknowledgement that we are leaving, but it wasn't until about 3 and a half weeks after this we moved out. They have then charged an early vacating fee but I am contesting this due to the circumstances of the burglary - they keep saying this is not a valid reason. The burgled tenant also implied I had something to do with this, which the landlords disagreed with.

 

 

 

 

All in all, with some deductions which I do agree with BUT without the early vacating fee, I am asking for a small amount of money back from them. They do not agree.

 

 

A case was opened with the TDS but based on what I have uploaded as evidence and the damage to furniture, they felt it was best that I not agree to this process and take it to court if I choose to do so.

 

 

Not sure if I could also add this to a claim, but after a couple of years in that property and with complaints regarding noise etc, both me and my partner are now on anxiety medication - could I not add a claim against them for this?

 

 

 

 

Any advice would be appreciated.

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What did you say in your NTQ? Dated?

Expiry date?

You are liable, as T, to full rent until end of the Rental Period in which your min 1 rental period NTQ expired.

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Please no acronyms....

 

 

So landlord wins again???

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Black mold on internal walls is caused by poor ventilation and humidity is at a very high level.

 

Open your windows, ventilate.

 

Because you felt unsafe after a neighbours burglary is of no concern to the landlord. You cannot transpose your fears onto someone else to forcibly change a contract.

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Sorry to give you bad news but if it was their furniture you best action would have been to take it round to their offices and leave it there when you were a tenant. As for rent, i agree with Mariner, it will be a monthly cycle so if you didnt give a months notice you pay the next rent cycle.

 

They can take this out of the deposit so now any argument is about the value of the furniture. You will say it is worthless, they will say it was worth £999 being brand new etc.

What was the deposit and how much are they claiming out of it and why? they have to show some accounting method so tell us the figures all round

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