The landlady hasn’t got the money to repair the flat, she should sell it. If you can’t stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen.
The leak in the bathroom is easy enough to prove particularly if you have fungus.
I would suggest that you spoke to the Environmental Health Department at the local authority with a view to getting the property declared unfit for human habitation because of the damp, the fungus, and the fact that you cannot open the windows for ventilation.
In the 1970s, I repaired dozens of sash windows and it isn’t rocket science.
She cannot evict you for reporting disrepair problems. You have a statutory right to do so and for compensation and the landlord is under a statutory duty under section 11 of the Landlord & Tenant Act to keep the property in good repair which she is failing to do.
Unfortunately, you are not entitled to withhold rent but you do have a substantial claim for compensation.
Now I get to what you have been advised, yes, that’s what I said earlier. You might want to put the complaint in writing if you initially deal with them on the telephone.
You might want to also look around for a solicitor that deals with landlord disrepair is on a no win no fee basis because you could get a chunk of money out of this.
So she can’t afford to fix the window or the leak it does beg the question as to how she’s going to pay the compensation if you take her to court.
Not your problem.
Although she could give you notice to quit, she cannot do that while there is a disrepair claim because it’s classed as “revenge notice” and it would get thrown out if it got to court. That is of course notwithstanding the extension under the Corona Virus Act.
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