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  • mariner
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    The LL does not have to provide his own home address for Service of Notices, but can use any address from where such Notices can be collected/forwarded within a few days. I think it is only a Crminal Offence if THAT address is not included in the AST. Many LLs are wary of giving their Home address tor their local T's..

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  • MdeB
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    Originally posted by Reallyfeduptenant View Post

    I don't have an up to date address for the LL, I have asked but not been given it hence relying on texts
    1. Then where will the improvement notice be served?
    2. I would suggest texting LL asking for his address and saying that you understand that it is a criminal offence not to provide it within 21 days.

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  • DPT57
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    That might mean that the landlord becomes liable for the Council tax. You could check with the CT office if you get to the point where there's nothing to lose

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  • Reallyfeduptenant
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    It's not noted in the tenancy, unfortunately.

    Permission was never given and was never asked for the stuff just never got moved. It has limited our storage space but we have just had to work round it.

    Alot of the things that were said to us prior to moving in have not been truthful, sadly.

    I don't have an up to date address for the LL, I have asked but not been given it hence relying on texts so I have atleast some proof. I know that is not ideal as you can't beat good old pen and paper!

    I have phoned shelter, I don't fall into the category of homeless immediately or in the next 2 months so was told to look online. No section 21 has been issued...yet.


    Thank you

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  • theartfullodger
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    I trust you have written (yes WRITTEN ! - keep copy) about all these matters to the landlord? Both repairs & also his storing stuff. Why on earth are you permitting him to store ALL that stuff in ALL those areas? As he's excluding your access to those areas he should be paying all the council tax - but unless it is noted on tenancy agreement you might not win that fight. Guidance & draft letter here..
    https://england.shelter.org.uk/housi...ivate_landlord

    And put in letter he's not to let himself unless he has your prior written permission - which you are not yet giving. That sounds like harassment: But you need to write instructing him not to.

    Are you getting support from local Citizens advice or Shelter, the experts on landlord/tenant matters, 0808 800 4444: Open until 20:00 today & 365 days a year - see
    https://england.shelter.org.uk/get_help/helpline

    Best wishes, hope things get better.

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  • Reallyfeduptenant
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    jpkeates,

    I told the LL that if it was all sorted I would happily stay but the LL wouldn't commit to sorting the issues.
    There are other issues not mentioned before eg LL letting himself in, parts of the property that we pay rent for are being used by LL to store stuff, 3 sheds and loft space.
    I have honestly lost all faith now after lots of broken promises and feel it would be better to move on.

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  • Reallyfeduptenant
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    Originally posted by theartfullodger View Post
    I trust you have some form of heating? Any decent landlord with a failed heating system would provide e.g. electric oil-filled radiators, possibly make a contribution to increased heating costs.
    There is heating although it is not efficient at all. Three rooms have no heating at all. Nothing provided but I have borrowed some oil rads.

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  • jpkeates
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    I'd suggest that it's in the best interest of both landlord and tenant to find a way forward together.
    Finding another 7 bedroom property is only slightly more difficult than letting a 7 bedroom property without it being an HMO.

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  • theartfullodger
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    I trust you have some form of heating? Any decent landlord with a failed heating system would provide e.g. electric oil-filled radiators, possibly make a contribution to increased heating costs.

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  • Reallyfeduptenant
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    Originally posted by leaseholder64 View Post
    Section 21 is off the table for at least six months.
    Ok, thank you

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  • leaseholder64
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    Section 21 is off the table for at least six months.

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  • Reallyfeduptenant
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    I have spoken to the EH officer and it is category 1 improvement notice.

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  • jpkeates
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    You should get a copy (chances are it hasn't been sent yet).

    Give them a call - explain why you want it to be a serious notice!

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  • Reallyfeduptenant
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    Originally posted by jpkeates View Post
    Who's he and have you seen the notice - it's very important.
    The environmental health officer, I haven't seen the notice so I am unsure of what its says at the moment although I'm not sure that I will even get a copy.

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  • jpkeates
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    Originally posted by Reallyfeduptenant View Post
    Ok thank you.

    He just said a hazard notice for no heating, and a significant leak. 4 weeks to repair.
    Who's he and have you seen the notice - it's very important.

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