Agent going under twice – deposit and rent missing!Make Text Bigger
Hi, an estate agent who has been managing my property over the last 8 years has stopped paying me my rent. The original company was dissolved in August, but the director set up another company over a year ago called the same with a slight different twist on the name.
It is the new company that has sent me my receipts for the last year or so, but the old company who was taking my rent. Now the new company is also filing to be dissolved.
However, I am still owed rent, and my tenant is owed their deposit, not to mention tenancy agreements and keys etc, but no one from the company is available.
I suspect the director used the original company to run up debts, and the newer company to build up assets, so that when the old company went under it wrote the debts off, leaving him able to tie up the new company and take the money.
So I don’t know what I can do, or where I stand with my tenant and their deposit etc? They were never given any evidence of it being registered with a deposit scheme as they should have been.
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