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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.

Asked on Jun 8 2018, Renting in London | Report content

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  • Hello - sorry about the delay. You'll be entitled to some compensation here. The landlord actually should have paid for the extermination services in the first place. Have you approached the landlord?

    Answered on Jun 15 2018, Report content

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