I'm currently in a fixed term 6month contract renting a one bed flat. Over the last couple of weeks wet patches have been appearing over the inside of my bedroom wall (an external wall). I have reported this to my landlord who is willing to fix it but says the flat needs to be vacant in order to fix it and therefore informed me I will need to move out at the end of my tennacy (mid October) when the repairs will be completed.
Every time it rains, new wet patches are appearing on the walls, the damp areas are also expanding and now black and white mould is appearing on the walls.
I have contacted the landlord and asked to negotiate to end the tenancy early, to enable me to move out (before it affects my severe asthma!) and also to enable her to complete the work sooner. This has been denied and I have been told I am still liable to fulfill my contractual payments until the end of my tenancy (mid October).
I would be really grateful if anyone could offer me some advice to whether I have any legal right to demand the agreement finishes sooner than mid october.
Many thanks in advance.