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    Damp in new build rented flat

    Hi all.

    We rent a new build flat and there is serious damp issue in our bedroom. Half the carpet has been ripped off, so now living on concrete, our furniture is all stacked up and our bed is up against the wardrobe. Our landlord is dealing with the issue, very slowly, but if the building company need to do extensive repair and its unlivable for us, who sorts out where to live, us or our landlord, as he has insurance and who pays the rent on both properties?

    Many thanks

    #2
    L probably owns either:
    a. the whole block's freehold; or
    b. just this flat's leasehold.
    How you proceed might depend on which of those applies- as a 'case b' L needs to look to his L (freeholder) for repairs under newbuild warranty.
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