Epc given at end of tenancy / section 21

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    Epc given at end of tenancy / section 21

    Our landlady wishes to sell the property we rent off her though we have never met her it's always the brother we have to deal with..an invalid s21 issued (wrong format) then on informing her that we have no epc cert /right to rent booklet (never had either) her brother got involved and said he would consult lawyers as he had never heard of an epc certificate. Anyway 2 months AFTER our tenancy ended we received an epc cert (chap came round to do the epc) aongside the correct form (6a) and right to rent booket. We were then told its still invalid as the epc and right to rent booklet not given at beginning of tenancy .... Is this correct. We have been here 6yrs the brother is hassling all the time to come to the flat "if I hear nothing I'm coming round on such a day at such a time." ..does he have any right to dictate when he comes round and can he just turn up unannounced when we have not asked him...any advice helpful xxx

    #2
    Hi Kas,
    You are right in the fact that the EPC and 'How to rent' should gave been given at beginning or before start of tenancy. However this does not mean you can realistically live there forever due to this. I expect the landlord has been given legal advice to issue new S21, EPC and How to rent with a view to starting the eviction process.

    Did you pay a deposit and was that protected, did you recieve Precribed Information? If not S21 is still illegal!

    It is quite OK for the brother to act for the landlady, maybe she is ill or incapacitated in some way. You do not have to allow him entry but you could stipulate and date and time to suit yourselves when he may call on you for a specific reason.

    The landlord obvioulsy wants you to leave so maybe ask for a contribution towards your next deposit/first month's rent as a way forwards? It will cost landlord plenty in time and fees to get a court order so a 'pay off' might suit all better.



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      #3
      Ask for a form of authority from landlady stating brother can act for her.

      He could be up to no good.

      Who is named as landlord on agreement?

      I'd want at least £5k incentive
      I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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        #4
        'Right to rent' booklet given 6 years ago? How would they have done that?

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          #5
          Thanks for that correction JKO.



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