9:32 AM, 24th January 2024, About a month ago 65
Hello, We are currently dealing with a tenant who has complained to environmental health about the damp in their property. We have been instructed to re-decorate the whole property which we do not mind, but every time we go to the property, all the windows are shut, there is no central heating on, clothes are being dried, etc.
I bought a brand new 16l Dehumidifier for the tenant, when I went back to the property the dehumidifier was in the box without a fuse and fuse cover and unused.
We have told the tenant about what can cause condensation in the property and supplied him with a condensation fact sheet. A couple of months down the line we are back in the property and once again, all the above was still taking place, and considering the cold weather we have had the past couple of weeks there was no heating on as the tenant was not there.
I put his heating on in the end as the way he is living is simply damaging our property. The tenant then complained that all his heating had been used up.
I believe this tenant is in breach of contract as he is not keeping the property in a good condition, I have told the council about this. I have even recorded all the furniture right up against the walls and clothes being dried inside, but the council still indicate it is down to us to manage the problem.
Does anyone have advice on this or had a similar experience?
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