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Old 10 May 2009, 07:41   #11
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Maybe best to stay off there back until the 14 days are up mate. Does your mother have any legal adviser to hand for her property? Question is though, where are you going to live!?
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Old 11 May 2009, 10:58   #12
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Cooker hanging off is there gas in the property? you have seen the annual inspection certificates then? no thought not. Think there is one for electrics now as well. Local council will be interested in your plight if you want to go that route.

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Maybe worth serving a county court summons on the letting agency for the total amount of the damaged property? That will certainly wake them up to the fact they need to start playing ball.

Make sure in the details section of the summons that you point out they refused to give you the insurer's details, etc.

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Maybe worth serving a county court summons on the letting agency for the total amount of the damaged property?
One nice little trick here is to fill in all the papers but not actually file with the court. Fax or post them to the agent and landlord just to let them know you've got your case lined up if they don't get it sorted. Do be clear that it's not an actual summons, just notice of the action you may take.
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Deposit Protection Scheme

Tim

Has the following happened by the way:

Start of a new tenancy

At the beginning of a new tenancy agreement, pay your deposit to your landlord or agent as usual.

Within 14 days, the landlord or agent is required to give you details about how your deposit is protected including:

the contact details of the tenancy deposit scheme
the contact details of the landlord or agent
how to apply for the release of the deposit
information explaining the purpose of the deposit
what to do if there is a dispute about the deposit
If you don’t get this information, ask your landlord or agent the simple question – ‘how is my deposit protected?’

You have a responsibility to return the property in the same condition that it was let to you, allowing for fair wear and tear.

More information on the type of schemes available What if your landlord isn’t protecting your deposit?
You can apply to your local county court. The court can order the landlord or agent to either repay the deposit to you or protect it in a scheme. If your landlord or agent has not protected your deposit, they will be ordered to repay three times the amount of the deposit to you.

Worth asking if they have protected your deposit (introduced April 7th 2007)
Courts take a dim view of agents that dont!
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Old 18 May 2009, 20:05   #16
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Dear xxxx.

I am writing to express my concern over this property. Ever since we moved in, we have been subjected to numerous problems which have dramatically affected our quality of living. Both my self and Rich have notified you and Gosgroves on numerous occasions about various issues/faults etc, which have generally taken some time to resolve, if resolved at all. A prime example is when the bathroom flooded shortly after we moved in. We notified AGENT, your self, and BUILDER when it first happened, yet nothing happened for several days. I ended unblocking the waste pipe my self in order to resolve the problem; I don’t think as a tenant I should have to do this.

Other issues, such as the lack of fire alarms (which, under common law, means you a duty of care to us, rendering you potentially responsible should a fire occur without them), my bedroom door which still does not close, the trailing wires across the kitchen and sitting room which are our only means of connecting a television to the ariel (despite the fact you told us the socket would be repaired) are still unresolved four months later.

As you know, we have also had an attempted break-in, a theft from the garden, water coming through the kitchen ceiling onto my microwave, the flood in the bathroom which I have already mentioned, and of course the recent flooding of Rich’s bedroom. The later, for me, is the final straw. That incident (which as far as I can gather could have been avoided if the plumber had fixed the leaking tap when it first started leaking) happened nearly two weeks ago now, and I have only seen BUILDER on two occasions, the first of which was to assess the damage, the second of which was to change a light bulb and put some filler in the cracks in the ceiling. Whilst Rich’s bedroom is un-habitable, he is being forced to live elsewhere, likewise I am confined to my bedroom, as we are having to use the conservatory and sitting room for the storage of his positions.

I note that in a recent communication with him, you stated that the reason behind the delay was “in order to finish the property to the highest possible standard”. I am afraid I strongly disagree with this statement; this property is not finished to a good standard. Examples being the poor quality of the decorating work (spots of wrongly coloured paint on surfaces, paint on light switches, poor cutting in, etc), cable trunking and sockets left unfinished (examples, old cable trunking with exposed wiring in my bedroom by the door, open socket in bathroom) and a variety of other “bodges” such as poor quality repairs to door frames, incorrect units installed in the kitchen (cupboard doors, fridge/freezer, inbuilt washing machine installed as a non inbuilt unit, electrics which require spot lighting to be on in order for extractor fan to work) and poor quality tiling in the bathroom (tiles around the window and underneath the shower are lifting, and several of the tiles around the basin have holes in them).

There was also the promise, by Gosgroves of curtains being put up before we moved in. This never happened. Whilst I will accept that some of the issues we have had were resolved (such as the fridge door not closing), overall, we are bitterly disappointed with both the quality of the accommodation, and the service we have received from all parties concerned. We are in the process of taking legal advice on the matter to find out exactly where we stand. At this stage, I keen to vacate the property as soon as possible; I consider the living conditions to be below what is acceptable, and indeed dangerous given the lack of fire alarms.



Thanks for all the advice. The above is the email I sent to her the other day. Following that, she came round with the letting agent, and the dodgy builder on Saturday. Unfortunately I couldn't be here, although my house mate was. They addressed the ceiling issue - apparently the leak was more serious than they thought so its going to be another two weeks or so before his room is habitable again. The plumbers insurance company is going to pay for his damaged stuff, although they are being a bit useless. Non of the points in my email above were really addressed, although she did pick up on some other issues which I am apparently going to get in a letter any day now. This is the bit that really hacked me off. She is apparently going to inform me that I am not allowed to keep anything to do with boats in, or outside the house, on the grounds that it a: makes the place look untidy (I had a Rib parked on the drive for a few days recently, and I have an inflated tube off an 8m in the garden. Very rich when theres also a skip on the drive full of the crap from the flat up stairs) and that it could cause damage/dirt in the house. Its not like Ive got a load of oily engine parts lying around; theres a few fenders, a couple of props and a load of life jackets in the conservatory. I am pretty sure she doesn't like me one little bit, and is going out of her way to irratate me. I intend to tell her that if thats what she wants, I'm moving out!
So yes, not really moving anywhere fast with this. I feel so helpless in all of this! Really need to get a solicitor to have a quick read of the contract for a professional opinion, as I said I'm pretty sure we move out before the end of the contract given all the trouble we're having. It's not like this is a particularly cheap flat either; we could be living in Gunwharf in a much nicer place for very similar money.
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She's probably got the hump because you've pulled her up on stuff.
I'd just find somewhere else.It's unlikely to get any easier.

Can you give a months notice in the contract?
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Where in your contract does it say you can't keep boat parts in your flat? You might not be allowed to run a business from your flat but I can't see a problem with boat parts.
Tell her the life jackets aren't for a boat but for an aircraft, silly cow!
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Nos, we're tied in until the end of July (was a 6 month contract).

Chewy, I know! There is nothing in the contract that says what we can and can't keep in the house. I really don't think what I am keeping in here is unreasonable! If I was a Dr who kept a medical box in the house, should wouldn't be picking up on that! It's probably as Nos says - I'm causing her trouble hence shes trying to make life as difficult as possible. Oh well, fight fire with fire
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