Sorry for the long post but a bit of background first.
I was hoping someone might be able to clarify tenants rights.
The property we are renting was sold 18 months ago " As is,where is" and is EQ damaged and we have been here for 4 years.
At the last property inspection we were issued a 14 day notice to sort what both parties agreed were minor issues with the exception of 1
A pre existing hole in the wall that was present when we first moved in. The LL is insisting we fix it which we have refused, they did not document it on previous inspections as it was hidden and we forgot about it. We attempted to get previous reports from the last owners and were refused. The current owners did not do a property inspection until 3 months after purchase and we have consistently pointed out pre existing damage.
During the inspection we asked for trees to be trimmed, guttering cleared out and the heat pump serviced which they refused.
We sent them an e mail requesting they were done and 12 hours later were issued with a 90 day eviction notice for the stated reasons
"The relationship is breaking down"
"The property was unclean"
"We had too many pets" (2 dogs 1 cat) as allowed in the tenancy agreement.
We have since discovered they falsified the Insulation statement on the tenancy agreement by stating the property had concrete floors which they clearly know the 2 downstairs bedrooms are wooden (They previously removed boards to check for a leaking pipe)
They also said we had to replace the batteries in the smoke alarms which they replaced after the new regulations. The alarms are not legal under the legislation.