Room unusable- water damage- how much compensation?

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    Recently one of the rooms in my rented flat sufferred damp damage, and the landlord has to get it sorted within a certain timeframe to claim it off the insurance. It will mean losing the bedroom of a one bed flat for at least 10 days. This has the effect of me losing the normal use of both the bedroom and the lounge, as I will be moving all the bedroom furniture into the lounge.

    Anyone have any guidelines for how much compensation I should be happy to accept for this?

    Many thanks

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    Originally posted by droid223 View Post
    Recently one of the rooms in my rented flat sufferred damp damage, and the landlord has to get it sorted within a certain timeframe to claim it off the insurance. It will mean losing the bedroom of a one bed flat for at least 10 days. This has the effect of me losing the normal use of both the bedroom and the lounge, as I will be moving all the bedroom furniture into the lounge.

    Anyone have any guidelines for how much compensation I should be happy to accept for this?

    Many thanks
    If there are two rooms (lounge, bedroom) and one is unusable, suggest 50% rent discount for the period in question. Most likely, the Letting Agreement contains a Rent Suspension clause, along those lines, and L's insurance should provide cover for loss of rent.
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      Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
      If there are two rooms (lounge, bedroom) and one is unusable, suggest 50% rent discount for the period in question. Most likely, the Letting Agreement contains a Rent Suspension clause, along those lines, and L's insurance should provide cover for loss of rent.

      Thanks Jeffrey

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