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  1. I would rather not name school right now as so far they have been helpful, they got tree removed and have given me there insurance details, head of school even came over to apologize so don't want to risk any upset naming school right now. I read my tenancy agreement and it was very short, it has housing association's name and address, mine and my husband's name , address of property then description of property. Under description of property it says the following " Which Comprises of a 3 Bedroom house. In these conditions "Premises" means the dwelling including fixtures and fittings and (if applicable) any garden, paths, hedges and or fences, garages and outbuildings owned by association, which are the subject of this tenancy." Then it has start date of tenancy and then just our signatures. Am I reading it's correctly as they say premises includes fixtures, and fittings, paths, fences garages and outbuildings. Doesn't that mean the shed is part of property and there for the housing associations property. Isn't shed classed as a outbuilding. I have a tenants hand book which we were given a week after signing tenancy agreement when we moved in. In tenancy hand book it states under who is responsible for what repairs that tenant is responsible for repairs to shed even if owned by housing associations. Doesn't seem fair if it's not ours. Is the tenancy hand book legally binding. I have spoken to housing associations again and this time they claimed shed was gifted to us when we moved in and there for shed was ours. But was never told before that shed was a gift and have not been given any thing to say shed was a gift. Also it gets more confusing, I sat and read tenants hand book fully and under section about if you move out it says make sure you empty your property out of shed, loft and other storage places before leaving. And leave these places clean and tidy. Surely this emplies that if we move out we have to leave shed, there for its seen as there property. How can they have it both ways it is and isn't there shed? I'm now concerned that If I do have to payout for a new shed my self which is looking likely, that I will be force to leave it behind if I ever do move. Am I reading this all correctly Any advice much appreciated
  2. I'm going to go and have a look at tenancy agreement. I am going to make a detailed list of all damaged items and shed and their values but don't know the full extent until the tree has been removed and can see if any thing has survived. No one will take responsibility for having tree removed either, it's blocking all access to the back of the house and has destroyed over half of my garden. i can't even begin to know the full extent let alone clear up until the tree is removed. Beginning to think im going to have to pay out for every thing myself including tree removal. Not fair really and not what we wanted just weeks before Christmas. If I have to pay for everything then that's Christmas cancelled. Housing Association point blank won't help, woman I spoke to was rather rude, she said its my problem, they don't do shed repairs, or replacements . I have to pay for the shed and the tree removal is my problem too and to contact them when the tree is removed and debris gone and they will fix roof. They told me to contact council about the tree and they might be able to help with removing it, but not had much luck with council yet. Just got told something about they only clear trees that have fallen on roads and council property which my house is neither.
  3. House is a new build house, we have been living in house since the house was finished being built, the shed was put up in the garden when they built the house. No previous tenant put it up as there was no previous tenant. Every house on our estate has the same shed in garden, all were put in when the houses were built
  4. I don't have building insurance I only have content insurance as rent house from housing association. It's a small church of England ( CofE) primary school in a small village. I have some photos yes, I also have copy's of letters I hand delivered to school asking then to trim and maintain trees. And some emails I sent to school.
  5. I live in a housing association house, we have lived in house since it was built, when we moved in there was a shed in garden, it was installed when house was built and so there before we moved in. There for surely shed is seen as supplied with house and their for housing associations property. Last Friday storm Arwen caused a tree in school ground behind us to fall, it hit roof at the back of our house, slipped sideways and smashed down on top of the shed, destroying it and everything inside shed. I contacted housing associations to report what had happened, they have agreed to fix the house roof, but claim the shed is nothing to do with them and they will not replace it. They have told us we have got to pay to replace it and to claim on our insurance, but we only have contents insurance, I have been told this does not cover shed. We were told when moved in that as we were renting we only needed contents insurance and that building insurance was landlords responsibility. Am I right in saying that home building insurance covers the shed and that the building insurance is housing association responsibility. Who should be the one to have to pay bill to replace shed. We have already lost everything in shed which includes 2 road bikes, children's bikes, kayak, tent and camping equipment and fishing rods, I don't see why we should have to pay to replace shed too. As the shed is the housing associations property shouldn't they be paying for and replacing it? or would it be the school that should pay for the damage as its one of their trees on their school ground that has fallen and smash our shed. The School have not maintained the trees properly, I have only seen the school trim the trees once since we have lived here and we have lived in this house 11 years, branches have been overhanging our garden, touching the house for a long time. I've asked them many times to trim trees but they never did. It was a accident waiting to happen. who is responsible for replacing shed, what should I do and who should I speak to. Any advice much appreciated Thanks in advance
  6. Thanks for you reply, it might seem highly unlikely that he has played for 80 hours straight but he has. He bought console and game on Monday during his break. But was working monday evening he played for a bit Monday evening, (he told me this) he was working all day Tuesday and Tuesday evening. He started playing the game again from Wednesday. When you look at his gamer tag on xbox live and click to check his achievements for the game it shows how many hours he has playedthat game for and it shows 81 hours. The only way he could have clocked up this many hours is if he has been Playing non stop. He is still online now. I have screen shots of this. He is posting up game play footage to YouTube continually as he is playing as well I only know this as happen to have a old xbox account which have not used for along time as no longer play video games but added him as a friend years ago an went to have a look as had my suspicions and was right. Regarding it sounds like a bunch of guesses. Maybe they are guesses but If you met him you would understand. I have known him for a few years, I work with him every day, he continually lies, He has nothing to be stressed about he has no money problems, he is free and single, has just moved to a new house has been abroad on holiday etc. He is just Lazy and wants to Stay at home playing video games. It seems more than a coincidence that he moans on Tuesday that he needs to catch up with his friends on call of duty, has his days off then calls in sick for 2 weeks and continues to play call of duty. I completely under stand stress and depression, many years ago I went through a very bad stage in my life and suffered server depression and stress that took me along time to work through. I understand that some times you need to take time off work to deal with it but honestly there is nothing wrong with him. And it makes me angry when people who are not ill use stress and depression as a excuse when there is nothing wrong. We don't have a hr Manager or Manager, Just this old Lady who is are boss. What kind of proof do I need exactly. How am I meant to do my Job when staff are not turning up and are Lazy and un reliable. Are you saying it's OK for people to lie to get time off just to stay at home and play video games. It's a joke.
  7. I hope I'm posting this in right place. I hope some one can give me some advice. I work in a small hotel. I'm the Head Chef. We have 2 other chefs working in the kitchen. One of the chefs is known to be very lazy. Likes to take time off saying he is ill when isn't, spends more time playing on phone than working etc. Earlyer this week on the Tuesday I was working with him and he started going on about how he had just got a new xbox and the new call of duty game that had just come out. He started moaning that his friends were already much higher level than him and that he need to catch up. He had his days off Wednesday and Thursday and Friday morning we hear from him and he has apparently been to doctors and been signed off works for 2 weeks due to stress. He is not stressed, he is only 25, is not married and has no children. He has only just come back off holiday a week ago. I'm sure he has lied to Dr to get time off to play his new video game. He has been playing his new call of duty game for nearly 80 hours straight. And is still online playing at 3am. Would some one who is under that much stress that they can't work be able to play videos games non stop. I am really angry, I have young children and my youngest son is very poorly. He has hospital appointments next week and weeks after. I had booked days off for both weeks, over a month ago. So I could look after my other children whilst my wife takes our youngest to hospital. These hospital appointments are very important. And include Nurosurgery appointments and appointments at eye hospital. We have no family to ask for help, and no friends so my wife relies on me to help. A lot of the hospital appointments are over 3 hours away at specialist hospitals, and a lot they require that my youngest son is bought alone, so it's not possible for my wife to take are other children with her. We are going to have to cancel all appointments as I have now got to cover for this other chef and will have no days off next week or the week after. Its so wrong that he gets to sit at home playing stupid video games and still gets paid whilst I'm left having to pick up the pieces covering for him working my self in to the ground and it will effect my children as they will not see me, and expecially my youngest as he won't get to his hospital appointments. I also feel sorry for my boss as she is a old lady in her 80s and I feel he is taking advantage of her, he lies to her and she believes him. I don't like to see him walking all over her, he laughs at her behind her back. She ended up in a simular situation with a different employee many years ago and she did sack them but then end up being sued for apparent unfair dismissal. Although that situation sorted its self out she is afraid to do any thing or sack any one else. Is there any thing I can do about this chef, how can I get my boss to see what he really is like. I have physical evidence to back up my claims that he wanted time off to play call of duty. Is it worth me mentioning to my boss. Surely as Head chef I should have a say in who works in kitchen. I don't want some one lazy, I want some one hard working who I can trust and who is reliable. If my boss will listen what should be her first step to dealing with this so she doesn't end up in same situation as last time. Any advice would be much appreciated If you wondering why I'm awake posting this at 3.50am is because a neighbours parrot escaped and is sitting in a tree out side my window sqauking like crazy so cant sleep. Thanks in advance.
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