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  1. Hi Mariner51 Many thanks for your advice and quick reply. Unfortunately the tenancy began in May 1997 and the new owner took over in 2001. The previous landlord wrote with the new owners office address - but no official form was sent - s48?. What is the significance of this? It is a Section21 that has been served. Can I fight it given that my deposit was secured against another flat in the building - for the wrong amount and using a forged tenancy? Also am I within my rights to ask the deposit protection people for copies of all documents on file regarding the case. As I said I need time as you can probably appreciate the deposit I put down all those years ago will nowhere near cover what is required today. Many thanks Anna
  2. Hi Mariner51 and 45002 Many thanks for your advice and quick replies. Unfortunately the tenancy began in May 1997 and the new owner took over in 2001. They wrote me a letter with their office address and bank details to set up a direct debit but no official form - s48?. It is a Section21 that has been served. Can I fight it given that my deposit was secured against another flat in the building - for the wrong amount and using a forged tenancy? Also am I within my rights to ask the deposit protection people for copies of all documents on file regarding the case. As I said I need time as you can probably appreciate the deposit I put down all those years ago will nowhere near cover what is required today. Many thanks Anna
  3. Hi I have been served with a notice to quit on my home, because the landlady is selling to a developer. I have been at the property for two decades. I signed one tenancy agreement in that time - with a previous owner - the original one when I moved in. It was initially for six months but he said if all went well after that I could stay as long as I want. I have never missed a rent payment. Have kept the property in good repair - even paying for improvements like a new shower, new bath. Replacement of worn work surfaces in the kitchen, replacement taps. Plastering work after a flood. Plus countless other repairs like changing washers etc. The landlady did not refuse to do repairs she just ignored my requests. I am lucky I had family able to do the jobs for me. The notice came completely out of the blue and I am devastated. Apart from the fact that I love my home I am suffering from chronic illness and am completely priced out of the area because I am dependent on HB to pay the rent - the shortfall between what landlords want and HB pay is approx £100 per month. There are a coupe of issues I would like advice on. The landlady secured my deposit last year, but the letter from the protection agency came with the wrong address on it and it was for the wrong amount. I wrote and told them this and they said it was the landlady’s responsibility to sort it and she needed to submit a copy of the tenancy agreement. It would seem the agreement she used was one she claimed I had signed in 2003 - which I hadn’t. So my deposit was secured using forged documents. She refuses to give me a copy of this agreement and instead insists that I send her a copy of my original one with the previous owner. I have not done this yet. My first question is this - is my deposit secured - do I have the right to ask the deposit protection company for copies of all documentation (is this covered by the data protection act) and do I have grounds to fight the notice to quit I don’t particularly want the stress of this but I need some time to get a deposit together and perhaps look at other alternatives via the council etc. 8 weeks may not be enough. My second question is if I do fight the eviction what is the timescale involved. How long do I have before I will have to leave my home. Best case and worst case scenario? Thirdly can I charge my landlady for the work I have done on the property? This would help no end toward the cost of moving. I have paid her almost £60,000 in rent since she took over (most of it from my own pocket- before I was ill) and she has paid nothing towards the upkeep. Many many thanks in advance for any advice anyone can give me. Best wishes Anna
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