Hi this is my first time posting as we have a bit of an emergency. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
My fiance and I have 5 months left on our lease. Over the past week a strange smell has started to surface. It's been getting progressively worse. On Sunday I went down into the basement to see if it was something there and the place was flooded. On contacting the Landlord he got someone to come out this morning (Wednesday) to look and it turns out a sewage pipe is bust.
Supposedly someone is coming to empty it out within the next week and disinfect. The problem apart from this is that we are becoming ill. We don't know if the water is capable to be drunk and anytime we spend time in the flat we get headaches.
We intend on breaking our lease and see another flat over the next few days. What are our options? Bear in mind that as far as I can tell my landlord isn't registered and we don't think this problem will be resolved fast enough.