10:21 AM, 5th May 2023, About 10 months ago 8
Hello, we moved to Dubai and rented out our property in Peterborough appointing an estate management company. One tenant left the property and a new tenant moved in. The estate agent sent a cleaner to clean the property and on the same day, they notified a leak in the en-suite. This flooded the en-suite which we sorted straight away.
After two months there was an issue with the boiler. I have British Gas insurance but due to several failed appointments from British Gas, the tenant was fed up. I sorted this initially using a private plumber. The tenant complained about not having hot water and deducted £1100 when the rent is £1350. Although I sorted it temporarily in a few days. He again started to complain about the smell in the en-suite. That was mostly due to not using the shower for a long period. He deducted £600 for not using the shower. Just because he didn’t use the shower we had to replace the entire shower costing us £2500. He paid one full month’s rent and then he didn’t pay 1.5 months’ rent and then left the property without notice.
All in all, he has not paid: £1100+600+2000+1350 = £4050-1350 deposit = £2750
Can I pursue him for these costs or will it be a waste of time?
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