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    Hello, I have an unusual situation and would appreciate some help.

    Recently (31/01/2014) my ex tenants left my property, and I had a check out report produced by {Mod - name remived}. There was considerable material change to my property and I expected the check out report to identify all of the material change made. The report was provided but was poor with many items missing re comments from supporting photo graphs.

    I asked the check out clerk {Mod - name remived} to amend the report to reflect the true position so that I could then pursue my ex tenants for damages.

    {Mod - name remived} then became very illusive and would not provide an updated report even though he agreed to do so via email.

    I tried contacting him but he refused to answer my calls and so I complained to his governing body NFOPP. Since receiving this complaint he has written to me and advised that as he has not invoiced me for the initial report, this is not my property and I cannot use this to defend my claim against my ex tenants.

    He has now left me inane untenable position in that the report cannot be retrospectively be reproduced but I do still need to pursue my ex tenants for many thousands of pounds worth of damage and material change.

    Where do I stand re {Mod - name remived}, as he was contracted to provide a service and has clearly entered that contract by sending me the initial (if incomplete) report.

    Any help or advise would be appreciated.

    Thank you

    #2
    No naming names is one of the rules: Could you edit your post to take identifiers out??
    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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      #3
      How do I edit once posted

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        #4
        Originally posted by Trebor01 View Post
        How do I edit once posted
        You can only edit up to one hour from first posting, after that it's impossible to edit

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          #5
          Originally posted by ram View Post
          You can only edit up to one hour from first posting, after that it's impossible to edit
          Unless the moderator does it for you....

          I wish I could advise in your situation but I just don't know. If thousands of pounds are at stake here you may need to consult a solicitor and see if you can sue the inventory clerk. How did it get to the end of the tenancy without you putting this right? Should you not have instructed a new firm as soon as you knew you were without a report? It might not have been completed from day 1, but it might have helped.

          Can the NOFPP suggest a remedy? It's the reputation of their profession which is on the line.

          Is the original report of any use to you at all?
          IANAL (I am not a lawyer). Anything I say here is just an opinion, so should not be relied upon! Always check your facts with a professional who really knows their onions.

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            #6
            Appreciate this was 2 months ago but what other evidence do you have of state of the place at check-out or shortly afterwards??

            eg your own or another check-out check?? Photos?? Witnesses?? The regular inspection reports during the tenancy??

            b*mm^r...
            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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              #7
              Grrr,

              I have reported the case to NFOPP now. The property was re-let directly after the previous tenants left so I could not obtain a knew check out report, and it took over a month to be certain he was not going to provide a completed report

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                #8
                theartfullodger,

                I have my own photos and reports but this is not the point. The check out process is supposed to cover this, and was witnessed by the ex tenants, so it was conclusive. Anything else produced is subject to question, timings etc so would not be much use in court.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Trebor01 View Post
                  I do still need to pursue my ex tenants for many thousands of pounds worth of damage and material change.
                  Originally posted by Trebor01 View Post
                  The property was re-let directly after the previous tenants left
                  Doesn't it strike you that something doesn't add up here? What did the original tenant actually do?

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                    #10
                    They changed wallpaper/carpets and even painted fence panels and an exterior wall of the property without my consent as they had planned to stay for many years according to their own texts. I asked them not to continue to do any further changes after they ignored my requested to stop when they re-decorated the lounge in hideous wall paper without my consent and ditched my curtains (£2500 value, and advised them that the tenancy also stated any change must be done at their own expense and changed back at the end of the tenancy if deemed necessary by the landlord, again which they ignored.

                    So what doesn't add up. Ex tenant ignoring LL requests and tenancy agreement, yes very true it doesn't add up ? with subsequent legal threats to now sue LL for costs to change property. Ex tenants barking mad is the sum of this, with her sending over 500 emails during course of 8 month let, constantly wanting to change things, interior doors, more carpets, bathroom suites even requesting to knock down walls, all quite unbelievable, which is why I said 'no', but they ignored me. Also they tried to swap tenancy away from their own names into their companies name which I refused as I smelt something odd about this whole thing. So yes be suspicious - about the tenant!!

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