My flat is too disgusting to have friends over, but my landlord doesn't care | The Sun

DEAR DEIDRE: WITH mould on the ceiling, a radiator hanging off the wall and a grimy bathroom, my flat is too disgusting to have friends over.

I’m a woman of 22 and have just got my first job after leaving college.

I had to find somewhere quickly and found a pokey bedsit which was at the top of my budget – but at least it was clean.

My landlord showed me a better place first but on moving day, told me that place had gone and he was moving me three doors down.

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It’s in a state of disrepair. I swear I saw a cockroach or some insect running under the fridge.

But I can’t afford to move.

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DEIDRE SAYS: You need to put your concerns in writing to your landlord.

Ask for a meeting to discuss getting the repairs sorted urgently.


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As you didn’t move into the flat you wanted, your contract for the other address isn’t valid, so talk to him about a compromise which would suit you both.

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