A ruined ceiling and damaged property

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  • A ruined ceiling and damaged property

    Apologies if this site is for landlords only (I came across it while googling).

    I'm a tenant in a property. I have no contract. I pay my rent to another tenant (who collects all the rent) and then pays the landlord. I've been ni the property a little over a year

    The roof in my room started leaking and after 6 MONTHS of having a dripping ceiling, the landlord came around today to resolve the problem. I now have a huge hole in my roof, fibreglass over everything I own, including the bed and a very draughty room.

    He's apparently coming back tomorrow to fix the ceiling (again, himself) - And I can picture everything I won being covered in plaster too.

    Call em stupid, but I assumed whoever was going to do the work would lay down sheeting/etc... to protect my property.

    If anything gets damaged (ie covered in plaster/paint/etc...) do I have any recourse?

    Again, apologies if this is not the correc tplace to post, but having read some threads, a lot of the members here seem quite knowledgeable.

    Many thanks in advance.

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  • Claiming for protected deposit
    mandm
    This is an interesting one, got me into a spin.
    Tenants signed AST but decided to leave after 6 months and 3 days (problem with moving) using the break clause in the AST. I protected the deposit using DPS (Insured) and returned the deposit minus deductions when the moved out.
    I served the...
    21-07-2017, 08:00 AM
  • Reply to Claiming for protected deposit
    mariner
    It was the situation predicted by some Judges et al when it was first proposed that the full Penalty would be awarded to the T and not the Exchequer.
    22-07-2017, 01:16 AM
  • Reply to Claiming for protected deposit
    JK0
    I agree. It's almost at the level of scandal as the people claiming cash by pretending they were ill on holiday. In that case, the Spanish Hotels have told tour operators they won't be doing all inclusive holidays any more.

    Therefore, I suggest landlords take a page out of their book, and...
    21-07-2017, 22:22 PM
  • Reply to Claiming for protected deposit
    mandm
    Letter sent with the evidence attached.
    Slightly off topic, it seems there this deposit protection appears to have gathered conflicting views.
    I would have thought that the purpose of the legislation was the protection of T's money, which most law-abiding landlords do but it seems that its...
    21-07-2017, 21:20 PM
  • Landlord threatening to sue after end of tenancy
    Pickle135
    Our tenancy has just ended. We have cleaned the property from top to bottom using professional cleaners to do this and clean the carpets. He suggested this hadn't been done and wanted the name of our contractor to check which we gave him. The contractor assured him that after eight years the carpets...
    08-03-2017, 00:45 AM
  • Reply to Landlord threatening to sue after end of tenancy
    Pickle135
    Woohoo!

    Our adjudication has just come through and the landlord has been given a token payment with the majority of our large deposit being returned to us. He was told that he had not submitted appropriate evidence for the misuse of the property and that things he was saying were wrong...
    21-07-2017, 20:49 PM
  • Deposit at the end of AST. Also, quiet enjoyment.
    scooter08
    Q1 – Where is the rented property located (England / Wales / Scotland / N Ireland)?
    England

    Q2 – What type of Tenancy Agreement (TA) is this e.g. sole tenant / multiple tenant / room only?
    AST

    Q3 – What date did current TA start dd/mm/yy?
    12/04/2015
    ...
    21-07-2017, 15:06 PM
  • Reply to Deposit at the end of AST. Also, quiet enjoyment.
    scooter08
    Thanks for the reply jp....
    21-07-2017, 18:32 PM
  • Reply to Deposit at the end of AST. Also, quiet enjoyment.
    jpkeates
    Makes sense - if the tenancy agreement doesn't say you have to let him and a surveyor in, his only right of access is with 24 hours written notice for the purpose of viewing the "condition and state of repair" of the property.

    So you can simply decline or make your point.
    ...
    21-07-2017, 18:23 PM
  • Reply to Deposit at the end of AST. Also, quiet enjoyment.
    scooter08
    I'm not trying to claim for breach of quiet enjoyment. He wants to be in again with a surveyor to use his property as security for something. I am going to let him I just want to remind him and have all the facts. Sorry if I didn't explain it right.

    Only claiming for the non protection...
    21-07-2017, 18:08 PM
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