Moth Infestation - Can I ask for compensation?
I have uncovered a moth infestation in my flat, after being moved in for 1.5 months. My landlord sorted out an extermination however this meant that I had to move out all of my belongings. I have been advised by the professional pest control person that the moths have been present in the property for around a year - based on the eaten carpet. I have also been advised by pest control that I shouldn’t move my belongings back in until we are sure the problem has been resolved. The time frame I have been given is 21 days. I am seeking advice on what compensation I can reasonably ask for from my landlords/letting agents for this massive disruption and inconvenience to my ability to live in this flat. Am I able to request rent back for the 4 1/2 weeks that I have had to move in and out of the property and/or a professional cleaning service to clean the flat once the poison has run its course (we currently have dead larvae and moths in and in the carpet). Any advice is appreciated.
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