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    Problem directly contacting LL

    My LA won't give me my LL address. In my contract, the break clause says I must inform the LANDLORD in writing, however with no contact details for him I am totally unable to do this. They have said to just write to them and they can pass it on but they have proved to be completely unreliable every time we have contacted them and I am concerned that this won't get done.
    Does anyone have any advice on what I can do? I've got until the end of July to get the notice in to the LL but I'm also aware he doesn't live in the country so if I have to send something directly to him (would be happy to send a copy to the LA as well) it would take longer than sending within the uk so would rather get it done with plenty of time.

    #2
    Where do the Letting Agents tell you to write to?
    Allow tenants to protect their own deposits. I want free money when they do it wrong

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      #3
      Try spending £3 with landregistry & see what name & address are given for the owner of your property....
      http://www.landregistry.gov.uk/publi...erty-ownership

      Beware that the landlord may (unlikely) be a different person.
      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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        #4
        thesaint,

        They have said to just write to them. I'm worried because of my experience with them previously and because my contract says it's needs to go to the landlord, it says nothing at all about the LA, and I really REALLY want out of this house so I don't want anyone to be able to say my notice is invalid.

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          #5
          What address does the tenancy agreement give for the landlord?? If "c/o agent" (or, say PO Box, Service address company) then that's fine, write there, keep copy & get **free** "proof of postage" from post office.

          However have you written (yes, WRITTEN, keep copy) to agent requesting landlord's name & real address?? They have to supply within 21 days - if not, criminal offence..

          Cheers!
          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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            #6
            theartfullodger,

            I've just had a look on there, the address that comes up for the landlord (it was the right guy), is the address we are currently renting... unless he's living under the floorboards I'm pretty certain he's not here haha!

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              #7
              Originally posted by theartfullodger View Post
              However have you written (yes, WRITTEN, keep copy) to agent requesting landlord's name & real address?? They have to supply within 21 days - if not, criminal offence..
              Nothing in regards to a c/o or address in the tenancy agreement. I will get a letter written up today and sent to the LA requesting it. Cheers for that bit of advise!

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                #8
                I think you are overthinking this. Even if the £3 you spent at the land registry provided a different address, it wouldn't be one you could use.

                Just write to the landlord c/o the letting agent just as they suggest.
                Allow tenants to protect their own deposits. I want free money when they do it wrong

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                  #9
                  Agree with thesaint.
                  LL is overseas like me, and has employed an agent to manage the property. How good that agent is, doesn't affect your notification if you follow what's in the contract and address to the LL c/o the agent as suggested. Personally, if it's convenient, take the written notice into the agent and get them to sign your copy showing receipt, and dated.

                  Absolutely, yes, the agent should at least give you the LL's email address if you want to write a courteous 'thanks & bye bye'. ;-)

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by roxylouise View Post
                    Nothing in regards to a c/o or address in the tenancy agreement. ...
                    If you really do have no address for landlord for "serving notices" in England or Wales then no rent is due: (Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 Section 48...

                    However don't get exited, when you are given that address then all outstanding rent becomes due immediately...
                    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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