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Thanks for your patience and enquiry. It really depends on the nature of what happened between you and the tenant. If for example it was a personal incident between the both of you, then the tenant would be personally liable.
If however, this arose as a result of the tenancy, for example there was an incident arising out of the property, then the landlord could be held responsible,
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This is certainly an unusual situation. And is as far as I am aware untested in law. The question would arise as to whether the landlord would have owed you a duty of care as a neighbour with respect to the type of tenant in the property. In my view, especially in light of the length of t8me this has gone and the landlords knowledge of what was happening I would say yes. The landlord ought to have taken a more proactive approach in removing this tenant when he/she became aware of the clear health concerns posed by the tenant.
It may not be a straight forward case however and may be a lengthy litigious matter. This is because the landlord may argue that it was not foreseeable on his part that the tenant would have done what they did,
The council’s approach was wrong. They ought t9 have been more proactive in their approach. I would most certainly make a formal complaint against the council for its approach in handling the situation.
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