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About storeyboy10

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  1. Hi, In Sept 2010, we signed an extension 12 month contract, with a 6 month break clause, for our flat rented through a local estate agents. This is now the 3rd year we have spent in the property. When we signed the new contract in September, we had an agreed list of maintenance which needed to be done, and our LL agreed to have this work done (evidence in emails from estate agents) This included work to fix a broken washing machine, a knackered mattress, and an equally worn out sofa. There is still no sign of most of this work being done, and given our landlords reluctance
  2. Rent is less than £25,000 a year. Thanks for explaining the notice period - its good to know we have at least 2 months, in the event the LL wants us to leave. We have explained our situation to the agents (they seem ok, but I think keen to make money from us) and they are discussing with the LL, and will get back to us tomorrow. If I dont get a satisfactory response, I will contact the LL directly and explain. One more question - if the LL agrees to a monthly contract, are the estate agents allowed to charge their fee (which is about £50) to draw up a contract? Or would we even
  3. Hi We have been renting a property for nearly 2 years, we are now around 3 weeks from the end of our second 12 month contract (it runs Sept - Sept.) Our circumstances with work are likely to change in the next 6 months, which means we will need to relocate - but we are not sure when. We expect to be likely to move between March - July 2011. We have received a letter from our estate agent (not landlord) requesting us to sign up to another 12 month contract (with 6 month break clause), or to take the letter as 1 month notice. We would like to stay in the property on a month b
  4. Thanks for the responses. I have been doing more research around this, and the company involved. The company is not bankrupt yet, they are still an active trading company. I have a few questions which I hope someone can help me with : 1. The money is held by the estate agent, and not the landlord. They mislead both the landlord and me (tenant) in stating the money was held in a TDS. Given this, is it still the landlord I should be taking to the small claims court, or the estate agents? 2. If the answer to (1) is the estate agents, then should I be claiming against the estate age
  5. I moved out of a property 8 weeks ago, and was due to receive £1000 deposit back from my estate agents. It turns out, that despite phone calls from him promising the deposit has been paid, the estate agents has now gone bust, and they are not contactable any more. Looking at my contract, it states that my money was protected by a "tenancy deposit scheme" but does not give any further details. I have contacted all 3 agencies who hold deposits, and none of them have any record of me, the property, or the estate agent. My basic question is - what should I do next? Any helpful advic
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