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Has the Council ever deemed it unfit please?Alex
Have you complained to the Council at all?
So these issues have been going on for some time?
Ok - in that case I dont you think you can get out using that clause.
This generally means that the property cant be lived in. For that you would need to have the Council declare it as unfit.
Bearing in mind the faults you have outlined, this is not, sadly in my view, enough for it to be unfit.
Further one may view as the faults have been outstanding for some time that you have 'accepted them'.
Therefore at the very most I think you have a case for breach of contract because of the faults.
You can sue for some loss and damage but that wont be enough to end and void the contract.
I am sorry if this is not the answer you want and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?Alex
Breach of contract you would only get compensation, a nominal amount.
Sadly the only other way is if you give it up and they get someone else.
You would only be liable for the empty period.
Can I clarify anything else?Alex
All the very best. Alex