Upon being discharged from hospital last month, my boyfriend contacted the local council’s environmental health department regarding the mold in our rented room. He was unable to be present at the visit, so it was arranged for me to be present on Thursday 14th July.
When he arrived, one of the first things he said to me, was that he thinks the house isn’t licensed. I had to fill in a form about what facilities are shared, and who is in the house. He asked if he could speak to the others, and I said it would create more grief for me.
I have had nothing but stress from living in that house, with a range of issues, so I don’t interact with other tenants (I’m now the only female) other than my boyfriend of course.
Last Friday 22nd July, I hear two knocks on our bedroom door, which I ignored. Then, around 6pm, I hear two men that turned out to be a member of the Estate Agents and the Landlord, and I could hear them mentioning to the head tenant about the house not being licensed, and referred to me as “she” (head tenant mentioned knocking on our door, and that he got no answer, and that she refused to sign the joint agreement) to which I heard “She’s created a lot of problems for us” and that. Should’ve contacted the EA office.
I didn’t report the house as being an unlicensed HMO, as I wasn’t certain it fell into the category.My boyfriend was out Friday evening, so I felt very scared; I already feel intimidated and Friday night really intensified it.This event has landed me in hospital (yet again!) and I’m terrified they are waiting to ‘pounce’ on me when I get discharged.
‘m not a trouble maker, I reported the to the head tenant, and the Estate agents back in January, initially, they asked if i was around for a vsit planned that day – but told them i was working.Anyway, after arrangement with them, after one agreed appointment with a contractor (who failed to turn up) I was present for two separate contractor visits. My boyfriend and I had at last three landlord/room inspections cancelled at the last minute.
We’re sick fed up of all the hassles we’ve had.