Hi i moved into a house in july with my partner 3 children and my mother. It was to be a dream move for us as it has land and we were able to take our horses. For this we paid £950 a month including rates.
We have spent around £2000 putting electric fence in and stables etc as agreed by landlord.
In august we had a problem with damp on a ceiling causing black mould. This was sorted out right away. However i was concerned as in the summer every window in my house is open during the day.
Then in september i started to notice a bit of mould in my bedroom from the ground up. I also noticed a smell on some clothing coming out of wardrobes. I reported this to the letting agent who came to check it out and stated it was very bad and would cost thousands to fix. He said the landlord was skint so probably wouldnt fix it.
The landlord came back and said he would let me out of the contract but not for two months over dec and jan. I said this was not acceptable as it was a health risk. By this stage nearly every room in the house is affected. The house smells mouldy, my entire bedroom wall has green and black mould on it and salt leeking out of the wall. My baby was constantlt ill and i became depressed partly because of the stress of it all. Also the house was also freezing. It cost me 350 quid a month to heat yet the house was cold all the time.
The landlord came out and as soon as he saw the problem he released us from the conyract. So now i have had to pack up and move - at my expense.
The whole thing is causing me great stress. I have a feeling that the letting agent will make it difficult for me to get my money back. They owe me three weeks rent and a double deposit of £1250 they have informed me that they have inspected the house and theres a dog smell in three rooms.
I personally cleaned the house and can say it does not smell of dog. It smells of mould. Any advise as my stress levels are through the roof. Thanks.