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About 3 weeks ago 74
Help! I have taken a tenant to court (section 8) rent arrears and the court provided the tenant with a solicitor. The tenant is now claiming that the property is not fit for purpose as it has damp mould in various places ( this has never been reported to me).
The court case has now been adjourned until April. I have been and looked at the property today and yes it does have mould which I believe is caused by the tenants lifestyle, cooking with no ventilation etc.
Any advice as to what to do next?
My thoughts are to remove the mould before the court hearing, but will that be enough for me to get my property back?
Is section 8 not mandatory?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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