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Welcome to JA.
I am sorry to hear about your situation.
Please can you confirm whether the agreement is an assured shorthold tenancy agreement?
Thanks for the further information.
The Landlord and Tenants Act imposes a repairing obligation on the landlord and I also suspect your tenancy agreement imposes the same on the landlord too. Further the law states the Landlord must ensure the property is habitable. Therefore it appears the landlord has failed to meet his repairing obligation. You can contact the local council regarding this issue and they can step in to resolve the matter.
Turning to the injury caused by the defective premises, the Defective Premises Act holds the landlord liable for injury caused to its tenant as a result of a defect in the premises. Therefore it appears you may have a potential claim against the landlord.
In view of this I suggest you consider contacting solicitors who specialise in this area of law as they can review your claim with a view of securing compensation for the losses suffered.
You can try the solicitors below because I believe they have a team that conducts this type of work.
Stephens solicitors- stephensons.co.uk
I hope I have clarified the position, if not please let me know.
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