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Do the letting agency manage the property? Have you been in contact with Environmental Health please?
No the letting agent are saying that they were just used for finding a tenant. i have not contacted Environmental Health.
I would contact Environment Health at the Council and speak with them. They may get someone out and if they say it is not fit for human habitation then you can move out straight away.
In any event if it is that bad and it destroys the heart of the contract between you and the Landlord then you could claim a fundamental breach of contract.
This is where it is so serious it destroys the very essence of the contract.
This means that you could potentially sue the Landlord for the losses you incur such as the deposit, the rent paid, agents fees, moving costs and any extra rent over and above what you would have been required to pay/
But I would suggest in the first instance Environmental Health.
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