The landlord is under a duty to give quiet enjoyment which doesn’t mean quiet in respect of no noise, it means being left alone to live in the property.
The landlord is in breach of that covenant for allowing it to happen.
However whilst that doesn’t actually give you the right to leave the property it does give you the right to compensation.
If you have a video of the person throwing the knife that you, and the racially motivated comments, the person should be prosecuted and I don’t know why that hasn’t happened but you might wish to push that with the police.
However it seems that you decided not to do that which is a great shame.
The fact that you are female and he is male is irrelevant. Blame the Equality Act and everyone who campaigned for equality. I’m all for it but sometimes it is counter-productive.
All you can do, if the landlord steadfastly refuses to let you have your deposit back is to take him to the Small Claims Court to have it returned. It would before a county court judge to say whether it was reasonable for you to continue to stay in the property bearing in mind the potential danger to your health.
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