Here the tenant complained of water penetration from the flat above, and from the outside from 2009, badly fitting and draughty windows, an intermittently blocked kitchen sink and defective works to the bathroom.
The building and the property then started to suffer from subsidence, which resulted in cracking, falling plaster and uneven floors.
Evidence from the tenants expert showed that there was a significant deterioration of the condition of the property and the building compared to his first inspection in June 2013.
The tenant was awarded general damages amounting to 20 per cent reduction in rent for the period from 1 January 2009 to 23 June 2013, amounting to £4,659.59. For the period from 30 June 2013 to 30 September 2015, the court awarded a 40 per cent reduction in rent, amounting to £5,521.25, giving a total of £10,180.84. Applying the uplift of 10 per cent, the award for general damages was £11,198.92.
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