Letting Agent misled us

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Letting Agent misled us

    Hi, i was wondering if any of you could shed some light on something for me and where I stand on this.

    When we went to initially view our flat, we were told that we had access to a "private" but split between three other flats courtyard. This courtyard we were given keys to, and there are dividing lines for what is ours and what is the other two flats areas.

    The letting agency last week decided that this courtyard was now a communal area for everyone and they have put all the communal bins in there for the flats.

    There is also now a decrease in security as the entrance to our flat has gone from a big weighted door to a thin glass door that everyone has access to - though that might not make any difference to what we can do.

    This courtyard was a massive selling point for us taking the flat and now it has been ruined by the fact anyone is allowed in and there are bins everywhere.

    My flatmate said that this wasn't included on the tenancy, but there isn't any mention of the courtyard at all on it. So it doesn't say it is comunal either.

    My question is, do we stand a chance against the letting agency on the fact that we are the only tenants with keys to the courtyard door, there are seperating sections specifically for our flats, and the fact that the other two flats were also told the same thing - is that enough? It's obvious that these flats the I am in were meant to have this private communal area (and it turns out we pay an additional £100 a month over the flats that don't) but circumstances have changed and the LA don't seem to be offering any kind of compromise for us.

    #2
    Ignore the Letting Agent. Your rights are against L who granted the Letting Agreement. Contact L direct to remonstrate.
    JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
    1. Public advice is believed accurate, but I accept no legal responsibility except to direct-paying private clients.
    2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
    3. For paid advice about conveyancing/leaseholds/L&T, contact me* and become a private client.
    4. *- Contact info: click on my name (blue-highlight link).

    Comment


      #3
      'Misled' is a funny word, isn't it?

      It always looks as though it should be pronounced 'mizzled'.
      'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

      Comment


        #4
        Thanks for that but do you think we stand a chance of getting anywhere? I'm not sure if the L can just dismiss all our concerns or if we can actually catch them under the misrepresentation act?

        Comment

        Latest Activity

        Collapse

        • Reply to Greetings, I Come in Peace
          by theartfullodger
          Being as I am in receipt of 6 benefits (old) I do wonder why some landlords indulge in such discrimination.

          More than half UK adults are in receipt of some benefit (CB, wtc, CTC, etc etc ). Is it wise to do restrict your market?

          How would you know a prospective tenant is...
          21-01-2022, 12:04 PM
        • Greetings, I Come in Peace
          by AVJ113
          Hello all, I am a prospective landlord. I will be arranging my first mortgage in principle today as a start to my evil buy-to-let empire. As a total newb, what would be the one piece of advice you would give after your years of experience as a landlord?
          20-01-2022, 07:24 AM
        • Reply to Greetings, I Come in Peace
          by davetg
          "I see a theme here :-) What is your experience with people on benefits?"

          I have been renting properties for over 20 years initially to mixture of working and benefit tenants. I have had to evict 3 tenants - all of them on benefits. This has cost me about £12,000 in lost rent...
          21-01-2022, 11:49 AM
        • Reply to Occupational rent to an executor.
          by jpkeates
          It would be different now, your sister owns half the house, and if you're living in all of it, she can claim rent for the half she owns.
          She wouldn't be making money from your mother's estate, which has now been divided up.

          She won't succeed unless there's some other circumstance...
          21-01-2022, 11:27 AM
        • Occupational rent to an executor.
          by Yoda 111
          I am currently living in my deceased mother's house which I have lived in for 46 years my sister is the executor of the Will. My mother died in February 2020 so nearly 2 years ago and now my sister want's to charge me occupational rent from the time of death up until grant of probate was granted may...
          20-01-2022, 19:44 PM
        • Reply to Greetings, I Come in Peace
          by Turbine Terry
          In a large nutshell and apologies for going off thread topic. Rental yields in my area (and many areas) have risen, particularly in the last year or 2. Even though house prices have gone up, rental prices have increased at a faster rate, so a better return on investment is being achieved lately....
          21-01-2022, 10:57 AM
        • Reply to Occupational rent to an executor.
          by Yoda 111
          Thanks for your reply's and time , it's a difficult situation especially when it's a sibling trying to get more money out of me.
          She wants 50% of the current rental value from me for herself which is clearly making a profit from my mother's estate which there was never any agreement made between...
          21-01-2022, 10:53 AM
        • Reply to Labour taxation plans
          by jpkeates
          The problem with capitalism is that, eventually, other people run off with your money.
          21-01-2022, 10:45 AM
        • Labour taxation plans
          by steaming
          Rachel Reeves R4 this am told the interviewer that Labour (when in power) would raise money by taxing those with BTL property much more than at present, she opined it was wrong that “they” were “getting away with it”. No challenge from BBC or fact check as to present tax. You are warned.
          20-01-2022, 16:55 PM
        • Reply to Labour taxation plans
          by boletus
          The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money.
          21-01-2022, 10:14 AM
        Working...
        X