Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
Has your Landlord offered to pay for alternative accommodation please?
yes a hotel room and £30-£40 food allowance per day between us.
Ok - if he has offered this, what is it you would like to get instead?
Well like for like, we need two bedrooms as we have in the flat because my wife works shifts. We need a food allowance, laundry allowance, parking, and some compensation for putting up with smelly mouldy ceilings for 9 months, what do you think we are entitled to?
How do you need food allowance? Would you not have to pay for food anyway?
I can cook at home, I can do laundry at home, I can make a sandwich when required, we can sleep in separate rooms as not to disturb the other when getting up at 4.30am or when coming in from night shifts. surely we are entitled to the same. We have been paying full rent for the last 9 months while the ceilings were smelly and mouldy and not been able to have guests. If I were to eat at home it would cost a fraction of the price as to eat out.
But you would have to purchase food and washing powder etc anyway? I assume it is just the extra cost of these items you want to claim back?
yes, but I still want to know if I am entitled to two rooms,as I have in the flat. And compensation for putting up with the smell and mould for 9 months
You are entitled to everything
So you can claim for 2 rooms, cost of stress, food, laundary.
However I dont think any claim for extra expenses will be more than £200 per day
But you can claim for 2 rooms and all the extras
If the Landlord refuses you pay you can sue
You need to write and set out your losses and request a refund within 14 days or say you will go to Court within 14 days. You should make sure you send this recorded delivery and keep a copy.
If they do not refund you then you can issue proceedings in the County Court. You can either do this online at: www.moneyclaim.gov.uk or by completing form N1 http://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/n001-eng.pdf and take it to your local County Court.
The Court will then issue a claim which a copy will be sent to the Defendant who will have a limited time to defend it, if not you can enter Judgment and enforce.
If the matter is defended it will be set down for a trial. If the claim is for £10,000 or less it will be a small claim and you will not need representation.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?