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« on: January 21, 2021, 05:26:20 PM »

Is it normal for a landlord to say the issue as shown in the photo is fine?. He has know about the issues in the house prior to us moving in and they wasnít disclosed when we agreed to rent the property via estate agents. Over the past 12 months the issues have got worse since the first time we reported the issue.
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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2021, 05:33:07 PM »

There's too many grey areas here. It's not possible for anyone to say whether it's normal for a Landlord to say something is fine. A photo certainly wouldn't help that much. What other Landlords think is neither here nor there, really, because it's your Landlord (we assume) that holds this view currently. What evidence do you have that the issue was known about... and if it's something that can be seen in a photo... how did it skip your own assessment when you viewed the property prior to the tenancy commencing? If you give more information then I am positive you will get some viewpoints and some advice, right now there's not much to go on.
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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2021, 05:57:36 PM »

There's too many grey areas here. It's not possible for anyone to say whether it's normal for a Landlord to say something is fine. A photo certainly wouldn't help that much. What other Landlords think is neither here nor there, really, because it's your Landlord (we assume) that holds this view currently. What evidence do you have that the issue was known about... and if it's something that can be seen in a photo... how did it skip your own assessment when you viewed the property prior to the tenancy commencing? If you give more information then I am positive you will get some viewpoints and some advice, right now there's not much to go on.

When we first took the house on there was a few marks on the wall normally attributed to damp but we was assured by the estate agent that it was all sorted and there wouldnít be any further issues. Far as Iím aware the same marks and issues are on the paperwork when we signed for the tenancy. The issues have been reported constantly for the past 12 months and in that time the house has got worse and we have had 8 different people out sent via the landlord to get quotes to do the work but he keeps refusing to pay. The estate agents have said he donít believe the work is that bad. He has seen numerous photos sent via contractors and estate agents in the last 12 months but he just finds a different contractor for a quote. The first contractor who turned up was someone who come to house prior to us moving in to do some work and warned the landlord at the time that the affects we are seeing now would happen unless he done more work to house but he refused at the time.
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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2021, 11:27:43 AM »

I am assuming that the damp is being caused by some leak in the roof,or damage to the exterior brickwork? What have the contractors said is causing it? It is usually down to lifestyle and failure to heat and ventillate  properly.If this is not the case, the best thing would be to give your notice as soon as you are able to,and find somewhere else.
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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2021, 02:20:24 AM »

I am assuming that the damp is being caused by some leak in the roof,or damage to the exterior brickwork? What have the contractors said is causing it? It is usually down to lifestyle and failure to heat and ventillate  properly.If this is not the case, the best thing would be to give your notice as soon as you are able to,and find somewhere else.

All contractors have said that untill they are given more reassurance that they are not wasting their time and the job is actually going to be fulfilled they canít give a full diagnosis but in the checks they have done they said the house isnít properly damp proofed, the roof needs a full investigation, 60-70% of the walls in the house need to taken back to the brick, the pine end needs rechecking and possible structural work and the ceiling in 2 rooms needs a proper look as itís not up to shape. So thereís a lot of work involved but a family member of mine who has done some work in the rental market before said the reason the landlord is being this way is because itís his Investment on the line he paid 62k for the house and we are in on a street where the average house price is about 55-75k, most contractors have quoted over 15-20k to get the house back up to scratch at the bare minimum so from Iíve been told itís possible after hearing all this he is starting to consider his options. I spoke with my partner and we both agreed unless he does the work once the contract is up in 9 months we will move out and untill then we will maintain the house as much as we have done but it will continue to get worse unfortunately end of the day itís the landlords home and investment thereís not more else we can do to get the work done.
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