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Have you reported it to the Council at all?
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Ok. Report to council. They can investigate the matter and report back to you.
They have a department that deals with rogue landlords. If they said it’s not fit, then you can move out. If they don’t say it’s unfit then you can’t move out, but can sue the landlord for breach of contract.
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Yes I realise its a Council one, but they have a department which deals with rogue Landlords.
Assuming you mean mis-selling then yes, there is a breach of contract by misrepresentation
Does that coarify?
Yes I realise that. I totally understand that.
That is why I have said twice the Council have a department for dealing with Landlords.
Does that clarify?
You can sue for breach of contract.
You need to write a letter, set out your losses and request compensation within 30 days or say you will go to Court. This is called a pre-action protocol letter of claim. You should make sure you send this signed delivery and keep a copy. You must give 30 days warning before going to Court.
If they do not compensate 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 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/form-n1-claim-form-cpr-part-7 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 claim is for £10,000 or less it will be a small claim so you will not need legal representation. Over this value, you would need representation for trial.
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