Hi, we evicted our tenants under s 21 for non-payment of rent. we are now pursuing them through debt collectors for the outstanding amounts due (just over £10K). They are now threatening to counterclaim for what they say is the poor condition of the property (NB we have new tenants in place already who seem delighted with the place and the inventory shows it is in good nick). There was a damp issue while they were in the property, which was resolved under our freehold insurance to some inconvenience to the tenants, but we reimbursed them over £5K of the rent (about 1/3rd of the rent during the period at which they were inconvenienced). Do they have a leg to stand on? Thanks in advance.
Responsibilities and Liabilities (England)
What rights do my defaulting ex-tenants have to counterclaim for what they claim to be poor condition of property?
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