Damage to property

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8:06 AM, 27th February 2014
About 7 years ago

Damage to property

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Damage to property

My ex partner leased a house from 2009 until 2012 he then had an affair and left, during our relationship he was violent and caused damage to the property.

I had nowhere else to go and with 3 small children I felt my only option was to take out a new lease In my name to enable me to stay in the property.

I requested that they did a new inventory before I signed the lease bearing in mind this was a totally new lease, they never did and I just signed a tenancy agreement. I later found somewhere else after handing in notice and after 10 month I have debt collectors on my door demanding I pay £4500 in chargeable repairs to the property, this was the first I have heard about any of it. Damage to Property

Where do I stand as I have had no break down an never signed a new inventory with my new lease.



Bianca B

20:03 PM, 1st March 2014
About 7 years ago

Sorry my last post was supposed to say that they took the deposit from me on the 01/01/12 and lodged it on the 03/12/12 that's almost 1 year. The deposit form does not have my signiture only that of the letting agent. I got this posted to me one week before I moved out of the property. It says in the my deposits scotland that it requires my signiture and it must also be lodged with in 30 days of it being taken. This clearly states otherwise. Seems like the poor owner of the house as well as me has been made a fool of. I will back the owner up 100% with all the information k have as I know he's paying this letting agency a good monthly sum to ensure that things a dealt with correctly

Jeremy Smith

18:30 PM, 21st March 2014
About 7 years ago

Do we have any update from Bianca, I'm interested to see how this has played out ?

Srinibash Dhal

5:39 AM, 24th March 2014
About 7 years ago

Sorry to say but that is what we know about landlords..they wont spare..you should contact goodwill coordinators, they may help you.

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