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  1. Hi Recently I bought some food from Asda and realized they sold me expired crisps, Yes one can say that I should have checked expiry date on the product before buying it, I generally do that for milk/meat etc but dont check it for every item I buy. Around 1 year back they sold me expired milk as well, I did go back and filed a complaint at Asda but nothing really happened, One of manager there even said that few days dont make much difference. Any ways, shall I file a complaint somewhere, is it worth it or just ignore them. Regds Shikha
  2. There will not be any word of mouth as nobody we knew knows about this, its more of of worry in case current employer or new emploer finds it out
  3. Yes, that is good idea. Does anybody knows how will this affect her current job, future jobs etc?
  4. Hi raydetinu, Thanks for the reply, she will immediately pay the fine as we just want to close this matter, as you said they have a database but some one has to actually check if anybody is on it, Would employers go and check that database? that is main worry? other then the fact that she is about to apply for passport.
  5. Hi All, my friend and I were shopping at Asda, she had trolley with her stuff and I had my own stuff, I was in the queue but then realized she is in some kind of trouble with security officers, After 40 mins or so she came out and explained me what happened - for some reasons she took trolley out of asda gate without paying and one security officer came out and asked her if she had paid, she honestly said she has not and came back in, they took her to security room and started interrogating her, they obviously did not believe that it was just her mistake and she agreed that she made a very stupid mistake but she is not a criminal. Moreover she just received British Citizenship and is about to apply for British passport. Security officer did not call any police as she agreed that she made a mistake, and she signed a letter which states that she is now banned from coming to asda for next 6 months or so, officer also mentioned that she will be receiving fine of £150 which she has no issues in paying She is working as a manager in a very reputed company and now extremely worried for following reasons, has been reading about all of this since it happened yesterday with her, Any kind of help will be much appreciated. 1. Is this incident going to affect her current employment, she is working there from last 4+ years and has very good reputation 2. Is this incident going to affect her future jobs etc especially if she works for a financial institution 3. Is this going to affect her passport application, she has already received British citizenship 4. Is this information going to be shared with police? can police be involved now? 5. Officer told her that she will receive civil recovery fine from another company, I read some posts related to that where it says that her information will be stored in National database of dishonest people, is that true, if yes how does this affect her career? Pls help with information, does she needs to visit a lawyer? Regds Shikha
  6. Problem resolved, LL agreed to pay me back my deposit as I suggested him to deduct one third of rent for the period I stayed there. I think his insurance has agreed to pay him any loss of rent. Ideally he should have given all deposit back but that's ok as I used his flat in what ever condition it was so 1/3 of rent is ok. Thanks for all advice.
  7. Yes solicitor is a qualified housing solicitor, Though he said that LL has a point to argue that I went back to that flat but I can not be held liable to pay rent as per clear T&C of contract. He said most likely reason why LL insurance did not accommodate me was because LL may not have sufficient cover but as far as judge is concerned he will look into facts which are tenancy agreement clause and the fact that flat was declared uninhabitable by insurance and cleaners. Fact that I continued to live there is secondary. Fact that I informed my LL 2 weeks before that accommodation is only arranged for 2 weeks, expects rent for a place which is uninhabitable, also does not provide alternate accommodation, non protection of deposit - all of it makes my case very strong. My LL has finally started replying to emails since I said I wish to raise a dispute but now wants to speak to Loss Adjuster as if they are happy to reimburse him. Lets see what happens.
  8. I checked with solicitor and local council and they both have confirmed that if you decided to go back to that property because you had no other option and property was uninhabitable - This does not automatically make property inhabitable and rent was not payable in such a situation. Only time I could have been at fault would be if my occupancy of property caused problems in landlord for repair works (provided he was offering me alternative accommodation which obviously was not the case)
  9. Yes flooding was not his responsibility as he does not live there, Though flat just on the top of my flat is also owned by him and rented. Obviously this problem was caused by tenants or owners living in that building. This is what loss adjuster told me, he said it is not possible to find out who is responsible for this so difficult to recoup any damage caused to my stuff in the house, which is understandable and am not claiming for that at all. Landlord knew this from day 1 that insurance is not prepared to provide me accommodation for more then 2 weeks, but he said he can not do anything about it. He rather used me and my time to explain to loss adjuster as what happened, he did not even turn up. I agree that repairs can not be done in 3 weeks, but LL knew that so is this not his responsibility to provide me with alternate accommodation. This is what I am trying to figure out, if LL was not responsible for putting me elsewhere then to be honest, I will consider whatever he done as favour and will not take any action against it, I know for sure he has not taken any financial hit as he did not spent any money for my accommodation, he rather asked me to do that. I expected him to do that and then claim it from his insurance.
  10. So basically I should have lived in a hotel paying from my own pocket and then claim it against my landlord who told me clearly that he is not going to pay me a single penny other then what his insurance company will pay and loss adjuster told me clearly that it is LLs insurance and it only protect his interests and not that of tenants. In simple words they told me we are giving you 2 weeks time and accommodation, flat will not be ready by that time in any case and I should find an alternate accommodation and end this tenancy agreement, this is exactly what my LL and his insurance wanted because if I decide to end then insurance will cover my LLs loss of rent which was much cheaper then accommodating me in a hotel. This all does not look fair to me at all as I was indirectly forced to end tenancy agreement. If I would not have ended it and waited for 10 weeks for flat to be fixed, I would then be living in a hotel for that length of time with my kids without access to kitchen paying from my own pocket lot of money. How can LL get away so easily in such a situation, moreover he never protected my deposit even after my tenancy ended. I am sure law can not be so against tenant in such a situation, Please suggest me if there is any point in taking any action against LL or I should just take whatever money he is giving me back and ignore rest.
  11. My landlord refused to co-operate, He refused to pay for anything, he said he is not responsible for finding me any accommodation. When I asked him where shall I go when flat was flooded with water, he said he don't know, So I paid from my own pocket initially and lived with my friends. I kept on pushing LL and loss adjuster to at least tell me how long it will take before I can move back to flat but I never got any proper answer, LL always he doesn't know and loss adjuster said it may take many weeks. I told my LL clearly on phone that if you or your insurance do not arrange any accommodation for me then I will go back to flat and will not pay you any rent. He said he will get back to me but he never came back. Does this clause in tenancy agreement not help me in getting my rent back from him: (4.2) the Landlord will return to the Tenant any rent payable for any period during which the Property may have been rendered uninhabitable by fire or any other risk which the Landlord has insured He can argue that I should not have move back to flat if it was uninhabitable, but why did he not get it fixed in 3 weeks when I was away, was this not his responsibility to either get it fixed OR arrange for an alternative accommodation. I also want to understand what responsibility does agency has here, I paid deposit to agency in the beginning who then paid it to LL, and as I said earlier it was never protected. Does agency has no responsibility here, I also have email record where I asked agency to get LL to protect my deposit as it so difficult to contact him.
  12. Yes I know I should not have moved to property that we deemed has uninhabitable, I had no intention to move back and it was my last option. As I said before I was looking for new one which I found so I paid £2500+ there for deposit and initial rent and obviously it was not planned move at all and I did no keep money for this, spent £360 for staying in hotel from my own pocket, moving my stuff, eating outside etc etc. Since my landlord or his insurance was not prepared to pay for my accommodation for more then 2 weeks and flat will not be fixed many weeks (8-9 weeks or even more then that) so only choice was for me to live in a hotel, which will cost me at least £100 per day for family room, then another £20-25 for eating outside, it was all coming more then £2500+ for 3 weeks before I move to new house. This was too much money for me to spent and more over we had lot of problems because of not having kitchen, Since we knew living room was not flooded and we had kitchen in it, staying with friends for such a long period with kids was also impossible. So we decided to move back, trust me it was not an easy decision for me to take. I have already offered my landlord one third of rent but he is just not replying, during all this mess his behaviour was very odd, he was just killing time, he wanted me to just vacate flat asap.
  13. Yes I know I should not have moved to property that we deemed has uninhabitable, I had no intention to move back and it was my last option. As I said before I was looking for new one which I found so I paid £2500+ there for deposit and initial rent and obviously it was not planned move at all and I did no keep money for this, spent £360 for staying in hotel from my own pocket, moving my stuff, eating outside etc etc. Since my landlord or his insurance was not prepared to pay for my accommodation for more then 2 weeks and flat will not be fixed many weeks (8-9 weeks or even more then that) so only choice was for me to live in a hotel, which will cost me at least £100 per day for family room, then another £20-25 for eating outside, it was all coming more then £2500+ for 3 weeks before I move to new house. This was too much money for me to spent and more over we had lot of problems because of not having kitchen, Since we knew living room was not flooded and we had kitchen in it, staying with friends for such a long period with kids was also impossible. So we decided to move back, trust me it was not an easy decision for me to take. I have already offered my landlord one third of rent but he is just not replying, during all this mess his behaviour was very odd, he was just killing time, he wanted me to just vacate flat asap.
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