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    How can I cover myself?

    Hello,

    I am due to leave a property, it has been a nightmare from day one so I am really looking forward to it however, the LL has proved to be very dishonest. My question is because there was no inventory upon moving in how can I cover myself when leaving? I do not trust the LL won't make things up. Is it worth paying an independent to come in and inspect/take photos etc?
    I might add that the house is immaculate and has been maintained to a very high standard by me, no damage or anything.
    This is a trust issue that I have with the LL from my experience so far.
    thanks in advance.

    #2
    Without a check in inventory, it will be difficult/impossible for anything that the landlord claims to overcome a challenge.

    I third party condition report is the gold standard, if you can afford one, that's pretty bullet proof.

    Otherwise lots of photos and video (with that day's newspaper as proof of when it was done).

    If the landlord claims anything you want help with, feel free to discuss it here.
    When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
    Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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      #3
      As above, its up to the landlord to prove their case not you. The lack of inventory works in your favour.

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        #4
        Thank you. I think I will at least enquire about an independent report. Is it just a case of ring estate agents and asking them or are there specific companies that do this kind of thing?
        thanks for the advice

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          #5
          You could start here.
          https://www.landlordzone.co.uk/suppl...ntory-services
          When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
          Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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            #6
            Originally posted by Reallyfeduptenant View Post
            Thank you. I think I will at least enquire about an independent report. Is it just a case of ring estate agents and asking them or are there specific companies that do this kind of thing?
            thanks for the advice
            No, don't waste your money. Is the deposit protected.

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              #7
              Hi
              there is no deposit, no inventory, 3 month late gas cert, EH served notice for no heating for 4 months, no EPC.
              The LL has said he wants access om the day I am moving out, is that unreasonable? I didn't plan on having the LL under my feet whilst trying to move house. I don't want to be awkward but I do think the request to be there whilst I'm moving is unreasonable

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                #8
                If LL is present at checkout, you can record his opinion of your 'immaculate property'.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Reallyfeduptenant View Post
                  The LL has said he wants access om the day I am moving out, is that unreasonable? I didn't plan on having the LL under my feet whilst trying to move house. I don't want to be awkward but I do think the request to be there whilst I'm moving is unreasonable
                  Say no to the landlord's request.

                  When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
                  Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by jpkeates View Post
                    Say no to the landlord's request.
                    I have and the LL has messaged back and said " it is MY house and I will enter at 9am".

                    I'm not sure what to do now. I have no problem in doing a walk round with the LL once my property is out so everything is visable however, I think the LL wanting to be in the house whilst I'm moving is weird/unreasonable.

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                      #11
                      Message back to say that until midnight it is NOT your house and you will not be admitted. If you're worried then put the catch on the door so he cant let himself in

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by DPT57 View Post
                        Message back to say that until midnight it is NOT your house and you will not be admitted. If you're worried then put the catch on the door so he cant let himself in
                        Exactly this.

                        You can add that if he attempts to enter. you will call the police.

                        Do you know any large people who have Saturday free?
                        When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
                        Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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                          #13
                          I have told LL they do not have my permission and under no circumstances will they be coming in before I have my stuff out. I guess I will see what happens. The LL has keys and said they will use their set to gain entry. There is honestly nothing to see here, the LL would just be delaying me moving my stuff out if they do ignore my response saying they don't have permission.
                          If they do come can I call the non urgent police line? I'd hate to waste their time but I fear the situation would not be a good one with the LL here.

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                            #14
                            If you have time & £10 change the locks, change back when you leave.

                            Your Landlord is a disgrace & should be banned from being one.

                            Send him a link to view the thread?
                            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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                              #15
                              I completely agree, it has been hell for the last 6 months. I wouldn't wish it upon anyone.
                              I'm sick with worry.

                              Thanks for all the advice.

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