Dodgy former letting agent

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    Dodgy former letting agent

    Dunno if its something I should look into? When I first bought my rental property I used a local agent and paid for the full service and this was about 9 years ago. The tenant they stuck in there was a nightmare and had a drink problem. They never checked the property and she wrecked the place and when I complained etc the owner wasn't bothered and we fell out and after that experience I managed it myself. Now in the local news this week this local agent has got done for running a brothel through his agency and getting in trouble for 2 counts of fraud. I was thinking maybe I should try and pursue him for the money he owes me or do you think that ship has sailed now? At the time I was naive and it was all new to me. I lost about £1000

    #2
    What claim do you think you have against the agent (as opposed to the tenant)?

    this was about 9 years ago.
    You're almost certainly out of time on limitation.
    I am not a lawyer, nor am I licensed to provide any regulated advice. None of my posts should be treated as legal or financial advice.

    I do not answer questions through private messages which should be posted publicly on the forum.

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      #3
      "Full service"... from brothel owner?
      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
        Originally posted by KTC View Post
        What claim do you think you have against the agent (as opposed to the tenant)?



        You're almost certainly out of time on limitation.
        Thought that might be the case.

        The letting agency is a franchise with locations all over the country. At the time he was a customer of my wife and never gave her trouble and always paid on time. After the experience with him and the way he switched on me when I complained I then knew he was dodgy. The tenant would take up about 3 parking spaces because she was driving home drunk and when she left the property the bathroom was just covered in vomit from her drinking too much along with mold everywhere. I was not a happy bunny and he said he would beat me up if I come down to the agency to collect the keys. Him and his brother ran out the shop when I turned as they thought I wouldn't have the bottle to face them.

        I wondered if I could see what checks they did and I wasn't entitled to any money

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          #5
          The Agent acted for you!

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