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Did he provide any evidence to support the damage you allegedly caused and the amount in question?
I suggest you dispute the amount claimed and ask for evidence of the price quoted for the service. Further ask for a copy of the moving in and leaving flat inventory as this will have pictures of the property both when you moved in and out. Once you receive the evidence review it to see whether the damage was there when you moved in. If it was I suggest you challenge the damage.
However if the damage was not there do your research to see whether there are cheaper ways to fix the damage caused. If there is then I suggest you make an offer based on the cheaper figure because landlord should not be using the most expensive route to fix the damage.
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There are numerous causes of mold, such as the way you use the property or as a result of the poor maintenance of the flat by the landlord. Therefore you will need the landlord to show you proof from an expert such as a surveyor that the mold caused was due to the way used the property and the mold could have been avoided if you treated the property properly. If there is no proof then I suggest you ask the landlord to prove it was your fault and it was not something he should have done to the property to avoid such matters occurring.
I suggest you contact the solicitors to find out why and then seek advice from the citizens advice once you have the response.
I suggest you confirm this with the customer service.