Wonder if anyone can give me a heads up on this. In April we had to move out of our home due to a fire. We found a reputable letting agent in our local area and rented a property from him on a month by month basis. We had to take the property on as we had exhausted the credit card on hotels while the Insurance Company messed about arguing as to whether they should pay our accomodation fees. When we viewed the property, we noted there was an ageing boiler in the rear bedroom, although it looked ok (As in room sealed) we decided not to sleep in it ourselves or let our little boy sleep in there due to the age of it and the fact the front panel had been held in place with insulation tape. We waited for the Landlord to provide the Gas safety certificate, he never did, even though it was requested twice. When we started moving our property into the house, we noticed a large volume of mouse droppings in the Kitchen cupboards, we contacted the Landlord who advised us he would sort the mice problem out, he was contacted twice more, he finally said that we had to sort out the problem ourselves as a Landlord he has no obligation to deal with rodents. In the four months we spent in the property, we caught in excess of 20 baby and 5 Adult Mice which were getting through a hole in the building structure (Obviously we have photo proof of this). Finally, the boiler packed in due to pressure loss, when the plumber came round, he said there was a problem with the front panel and it needed a part, he also said the boiler needed replacing, but as a contractor who works for this landlord he wouldn't elaborate on why the boiler needed replacing, especially when I tried to prise it out of him. In the end our house was finally finished by the building contractors and we gave our notice to the hovel we were in and left. Today, I've received a bill of nearly 500 quid for 'cleaning and painting' of the property stating that we hadn't cleaned the property nor touched up the walls after we left. As far as we're concerned, we left the property in a far better condition than when we moved in. I rang the Landlord and basically said I was seeking Legal Advice, so I'd leave my written reply to him until I've spoken to a solicitor. Unfortunately I can't do this for a short while due to the solicitor who I normally have dealings with since the fire is on holiday until the 9th September. Anyone on here with expert knowledge of boiler safety/environmental services can point me in the right directions as to whether or not I should give this **** near on 500 quid to hoover the carpets or is the legal way the correct way for me?