Water damage

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Hi,
My tenant informed me in February that there was mould growing in her bedroom. The same day I called in the council (Lambeth) who are the freeholders to identify the cause which they did - it was a leaky pipe.
To cut a very long story short, the tenant now claims the damp was there from the day she moved in and she wants compensation because her health has been damaged. I have emails back and forth relating to the whole incident.
The flat is now dry. I offered her a pro rata payment for the time she reported the flat was damp. It is a three room flat (two bedrooms and a living room) so I refunded her a third of the rent. She banked the cheque, but insists she wants more to cover the inconvenience etc.
Where do I stand?
She is also subletting and doesn't pay her rent on time.
Kind regards,
John F.
16/04/2009 00:00

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