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Hello, sorry to hear about this.
If your landlord doesn't meet the repairing standard, despite having been told about any problems, you can complain to the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland. https://www.housingandpropertychamber.scot/repairs There are few steps you can take:
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Hello, just following up on this to ensure you're satisfied with what you need to do. Please let me know if you need me to clarify anything or if you have any additional questions. I am happy to help. All the best, John.
That sounds awful, and certainly not professional. Are you able to see my response above? I will post it again for you. I hope this helps.
You have good grounds to withhold rent as you are not getting what you have paid for until the matter is rectified.
You are in a contract so it is not advisable to do that, but if you wanted to do that, you have grounds to do so. But it is advisable to follow the correct channels.
However, yes, if your landlord has failed to carry out essential repairs within a reasonable time frame you may be entitled to compensation. Claiming compensation can be a lengthy and complicated process and you will need to get a solicitor to help you.https://www.lawscot.org.uk/find-a-solicitor/
If you choose not to pay rent for the whole month, then put this in writing to the landlord first, advising him of your intentions and state clearly why. This mitigates any potential trouble you may have.
Thank you again for visiting JustAnswer, please let me know if you need me to clarify anything or if you have any additional questions. I am happy to help. Take care, John