7 weeks ago a leak from an upstairs property resulted in damage in my bedroom- mould growth and bad odour.
4 weeks ago dehumidifiers were installed which were removed 2 weeks ago, before the walls completely dried, and so they need to be reinstalled before repair work can proceed. The landlord has offered nothing – no compensation for disruption to the use of the property and not offered to pay the energy costs of the dehumidifiers.
i gather given it’s an internal wall there is no obligation to fix, even though the property is in a state which would make it un-tenantable. However, is it legal to expect the tenant to pay for additional costs (electricity) if he chooses to repair it? If I am expected to maintain the dehumidifiers (emptying them of water and switching on/off), does that trigger the right of quiet enjoyment clause? Obviously keen to get the lease surrended given the duration of the problem and the lanloards unwillingness to offer any financial compensation.