The property the couple is renting is a ground floor 2 bed maisonette which was built in 1954.
The mould issue is in the master bedroom where it appears in the corners and on the corner of wooden floor the damp experts confirmed that this is not a rising damp issue and that it is case of condensation.
I offered that I pay for the cleaning expenses for the mould removal from the area but this obviously is reoccuring.
I am looking into getting cavity wall insulation done but the question is whether I am entitled to not accept the rent reduction due to their main 2 reasons of 1. High electricity bills for using the dehumidifier that I provided and heating bills and 2. Not been able to use the main master bedroom. They also complained of coughing due to the mould particles in the air. (which they think its due to the mould but not sure)
I am already charging them low rent compared to the maisonettes around here. What are my legal options as they are within the 6 month break clause as well. I know they are wanting the reduced rent and using mould as an excuse?? please help deseperately needing advise ASAP