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  1. Thanks Grampa We never dried anything indoors,we bought a vented tumble dryer and installed it in the outer building right from the word go and the windows were always on security simply to minimize the constant smell of wet earth
  2. Thanks Melboy,your a top man Really appreciate your time on this and i reacon you've given me the starting point i need. Thanks again
  3. Thanks for that Melboy,but would that not ultimately lead to litigation,because that's a battle I can't fund
  4. Thanks Mortitia But do local authorities pay a vested interest in private rents?
  5. Hi guys,thank you , really appreciate you taking the time to respond.We are indeed moving out,I just spent the last year selling off everything I could to raise a deposit ,you guys are spot on,it was dumb to rent from my brother but I'd just left the amy and was so exited about building a future for our growing family and it was within shouting distance of my elderly parents,one of which had ongoing health issues so it was okay by us at the time,as our family grew and my parents became more and more infirm we saw less and less of my brother until three years ago my parents passed and he left me to deal with my late father's estate bills and all,he hasn't offered a penny despite being co executor along with myself,I have just been granted probate after holding out for him to communicate amicably but as you can tell Melboy it's already no longer an option, I can't help but feel I have been played somehow and for some purpose,there was never anything official/legal about the rental,I paid him a deposit/bond and the tenancy Thanks so much again for reading this.C
  6. Hi everyone posting here as a tenant regarding my landlord whom also happens to be my brother.Myself and my wife have been renting from him for the past twelve years after moving in with our youngest son from very small terraced house in a very rough area.Immediately we were aware of a dank,fausty smell but put it down to the property being unoccupied for five months and it being the end of winter so set about spring cleaning but the problem never went,even the onset of summer and replacement of rotted floorboards never resolved it,throughout the whole of this tennency as years progressed,it has been an endless cycle of combatting damp and condensation ,wallpaper would never stay on the walls,moisture would leech through and bring it off along with the render,carpets would rot and double glazed panels would fill with condensation with literal puddles on window sills of a morning.So,to the core of this post,I have purely by chance just discovered a report sent to my brother from the British coal board from the time this property conveyed for purchase stating that the damp proof course was severely damaged/ compromised due to subsidence and would need to be addressed to prevent further issues but it never was,nor was I ever made aware of it.i have had this confirmed by a surveyer who stated the DPC has indeed broken down and has been for a number of years.It would have been a game changer for us and our growing family but historically whenever challenged ,my brother would always make an excuse or just simply dismiss it from hand and knowing him to be the stickler for detail he is,i am almost certain he was fully aware during the conveyance and completed the purchase regardless.I would really appreciate any advice or suggestions you guys can offer on this matter as I am so angry and unsure what I should do next.A point to note is our relationship this past three years has deteriorated to the point we are no longer on speaking terms as this damp issue has significantly worsened.Thanks so much for reading this C
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