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  1. This topic was closed on 11 March 2019. If you have a problem which is similar to the issues raised in this topic, then please start a new thread and you will get help and support there. If you would like to post up some information which is relevant to this particular topic then please flag the issue up to the site team and the thread will be reopened. - Consumer Action Group
  2. This topic was closed on 10 March 2019. If you have a problem which is similar to the issues raised in this topic, then please start a new thread and you will get help and support there. If you would like to post up some information which is relevant to this particular topic then please flag the issue up to the site team and the thread will be reopened. - Consumer Action Group
  3. This topic was closed on 08 March 2019. If you have a problem which is similar to the issues raised in this topic, then please start a new thread and you will get help and support there. If you would like to post up some information which is relevant to this particular topic then please flag the issue up to the site team and the thread will be reopened. - Consumer Action Group
  4. This topic was closed on 03/07/19. If you have a problem which is similar to the issues raised in this topic, then please start a new thread and you will get help and support there. If you would like to post up some information which is relevant to this particular topic then please flag the issue up to the site team and the thread will be reopened. - Consumer Action Group
  5. This topic was closed on 03/07/19. If you have a problem which is similar to the issues raised in this topic, then please start a new thread and you will get help and support there. If you would like to post up some information which is relevant to this particular topic then please flag the issue up to the site team and the thread will be reopened. - Consumer Action Group
  6. This topic was closed on 03/07/19. If you have a problem which is similar to the issues raised in this topic, then please start a new thread and you will get help and support there. If you would like to post up some information which is relevant to this particular topic then please flag the issue up to the site team and the thread will be reopened. - Consumer Action Group
  7. My wife has appealed DWPs decision to withdraw her (our) income support. GL24 was sent off yesterday. Do DWP have a certain time in which to let us know if they will change their decision, or refer it to tribunal? Also, as a result of IS being stopped, our Mortgage Interest Support has been stopped. Presuming we win our appeal (there is caselaw to back us) will MIS automatically be re-instated and backdated? Tanks
  8. You are right that the deposit issue could be a useful bargaining tool. Recent rule changes mean that the penalty is now between 1 & 3 times the value of he deposit, but you can claim after the end of the tenancy. A problem for you is that such a claim should be heard in the 'multi-track' where your court fees will be over £1500, but I have heard plenty of anecdotal evidence that they are sometimes heard in 'small claims'. The threat of up to 3 x penalty and your huge court fees, and possibly huge solicitors costs if heard in multi-track may encourage your landlord to be a l
  9. Whilst I agree that from your brief description, it sounds as if you shouldget back at least your deposit, and possibly admin fees (depending on what you agreed), getting it back quickly may not be easy. Your course of action is to write them a letter telling them that you want your money back within 7 days or you'll take legal action, and then 7 days later commence a court claim (after all, that's what the courts are for). I would, however, see if you can contact your local 'trading standards' first to see if they can 'encourage' the agency to cough up without the hassle of a court
  10. You do not have to leave on the expiry date of the notice. However, some would argue that as it is not a 'notice to quit' then if you leave on any other date after that, you would be obliged to comply with the 'common law' notice requirements - which is a minimum of one month, to end on the last day of a tenancy period. You do not have to leave until a court order is obtained and enforced by bailiffs. However, if the landlord has to take court action, then you may be ordered (by the court) to pay the landlord those fees.
  11. Thank you BankFodder - Have made the FOIA request. A brief conversation with the local councillor (proper meeting booked) resulted in a passing comment that there are others with issues over the same 'works'. Does that aid my situation?
  12. Some 12ish years ago, my local council conducted repairs to most of the private houses in our street. In our case, this included a new roof, double glazing and re-rendering the property. This was a brilliant deal, we paid around 25% of the 'real price' the rest being funded (iirc) by an EU grant. The works did drag on, and the render was removed in the Autumn but not replaced until the spring. Around 3 years later, a crack developed across the front of our property just above the ground floor windows, it transpired it was caused by a metal beam that crosses the front of the hou
  13. The landlord will still need to get a court order to evict you. If you have 2 months rent unpaid, he can issue a s8 ground 8 - and if you still owe so much at the hearing, the judge has no choice - bye bye. If you have even 1p rent unpaid, he can issue a s8 ground 10 - if you still owe rent at the hearing, the judge has to decide if your actions are sufficient to warrant evicting you. Alongside oth of those, ground 11 is usually used - repeated late payment. Again the judge has to decide if your actions are sufficient to warrant evicting you.
  14. James, I didn't intend to be 'cocky' (as I now think I may have been) but it is by no means clear that jj1986 has an AST - there are hints at 'excluded occupier' and the last thing jj1986 should be doing is confidently spouting irrelevant law at the landlord - that will have nothing but negative effects.
  15. Please note that this advice only relates to Assured Shorthold Tenancies, not lodgers or assured tenants.
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