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Please can you confirm whether your 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 it is likely your tenancy agreement inserts such obligations too. Further the law states the Landlord must ensure the property is in a habitable condition.
Therefore on balance the landlord may be liable to repair the mould issue in the property. If you undertake any repairs and more damage is caused the landlord could seek to use your deposit to fix this damage. Therefore I suggest you notify the Landlord to fix the mould issue and if he fails to do so you will consider filing a complaint with the local council.
Please note the local council can step in to force the landlord to consider the issue ASAP.
Hopefully when you mention the law and the threat of reporting him to the council the landlord will undertake the necessary repairs.
I hope I have clarified the position if not please let me know.
Thanks and stay safe.