Alex Watts : Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help with this.
Alex Watts : For now please let me know what type of tenancy you have and when it started?
I have shorthold tenancy started on 27th June 2014
Alex Watts : When did the rats and damp start?
Years ago but no one told me when i took on tenancy until i had moved in and i heard all the scratching in my bedroom and the damp was climbing up to the celling in the lounge and i asked neighbours who told me its why previous tenant left and the ones before them.
Alex Watts : Ok, so why have you only now decided you want to do something about it when You have lived with the problem for years?
i have not lived with this probem for years previous tenants have i moved in here 27th june 2014 reported problem within in weeks of finding out the agency/landlady not done anything about it till a few weeks ago but problems have not been put right yet,
Alex Watts : Ok. Why hasn't the landlord done anything? Have you reported it to the council?
i do not know why landlord not done anything and no not informed council as do not see that what it has to do with them. All i want to know is can i under these circumstances exit my tenancy agreement without giving a months notice and still get my bond and deposit ba
back in full from DPOS
Deposit protection scheme
Alex Watts : 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 signed delivery and keep a copy.
Alex Watts : 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.
Alex Watts : 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.
Alex Watts : 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.
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
this does not tell me if i can leave my tenancy agreement with out giving notice which is what i need to know due to the appalling living conditions and if i am able to get my bond and deposit back in full
Alex Watts : Yes you can. If the tenancy has been breached because the property is in poor condition then yes you can leave early.
Alex Watts : so yes if the landlord won't do anything you can leave.
Alex Watts : Does that help?
If i leave without serving my months notice i will be able to get full refund on my deposit and bond due to the poor conditions
Alex Watts : Yes you will, if they refuse you take the steps above