10:14 AM, 15th February 2016, About 6 years ago 20
Can anyone offer me some advice please ? I have been in private rented accommodation for 14 months, I receive housing benefit to help with part of the rent after I left the family home with my 3 children due to domestic violence.
I have a Shorthold Tenancy agreement and for the 14 months I have lived there one of the bedrooms has been unusable due to damp and mould so I have had my 9 year old and my 4 year old sleeping in my room for the duration of the tenancy.
I have repeatedly asked the landlords to sort the problem and they have done nothing at all, so yesterday I handed in my notice, and gave them one months notice, so I move on or before the 10th of March.
I told the landlady I would pay up to the 10th of march and she said “okay great that’s fine thank you”, but today they sent me a letter handed to me by their 13 year old daughter saying that my tenancy states that notice must be given up to the last day of the month and so I will have to pay them one months rent as notice on the 1st of March, this means I wont have enough money to pay the first months rent on my new place as I have a tenancy agreement with my new landlord from the 5th of March and I pay that on the 1st of each month, so effectively I have to come up with 2 months rent on the 1st of march which I cant do.
As my landlord did not do anything about the damp is there anything I can do?
Feeling sick with worry at a time when I am also feeling very vulnerable.
Please Log-In OR Become a member to reply to comments or subscribe to new comment notifications.
Advice and implementation provided by a practising Barrister-At-Law with £10,000,000 of Professional Indemnity InsuranceBook Now
|“Account”||means an account required to access and/or use certain areas and features of Our Site;|
|“Cookie”||means a small text file placed on your computer or device by Our Site when you visit certain parts of Our Site and/or when you use certain features of Our Site. Details of the Cookies used by Our Site are set out in section 13, below;|
|“Cookie Law”||means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003;|
|“personal data”||means any and all data that relates to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified from that data. In this case, it means personal data that you give to Us via Our Site. This definition shall, where applicable, incorporate the definitions provided in the EU Regulation 2016/679 – the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”); and|
|“We/Us/Our”||Means Property118 Ltd , a limited company registered in England under company number 10295964, whose registered address is 1st Floor, Woburn House, 84 St Benedicts Street, Norwich, NR2 4AB.|
|Name of Cookie||Purpose||Strictly Necessary|
|JSESSIONID||Used only to collect performance data, with any identifiable data obfuscated||No|
|__cfduid||This cookie is strictly necessary for Cloudflare's security features and cannot be turned off.||Yes|
|Name of Cookie||First / Third Party||Provider||Purpose|
|__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmt, __utmz||First||Helps to understand how their visitors engage with our website|
|_fbp||First||Helps to understand how their visitors engage with our website|