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Thanks for your message, and sorry to hear this happened. You will still have tenant rights. The landlord will need to take this issue up with his wife, but as a tenant you still have rights.
Even if the house is sold, you have a legal interest in a property. If the ownership of the property changes, that interest is not destroyed. This means your tenancy will persist through and after the property sale. You still benefit from all your tenancy rights as described by the law. None of them are limited, altered or restricted by the change of ownership.
You have a right to remain in the property for the entire fixed term period and if the landlord wants to evict you he will need to follow the established rules, which is serve the correct notice period.
Furthermore, he still has a duty under section 11 of the landlord and tenant act. This section sets out a Landlord’s obligations to repair a property. Failure to do so, is a breach of this. So if he does not fix the toilet or washing machine you can take him to court.
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You are correct you should not be dragged into it. As mentioned you have a contract which comes with rights. If you are evicted illegally then you can take court action against the landlord.