To condense the issues here goes…
Tenant on AST which ran into periodic for some two months
Tenant leaves no notice, just four page letter of complaints … staff …. other people… everything !
Worth noting at this point.. no complaints at all when in the property, just one boiler issue which was sorted asap and dealt with.
Before the tenant left we received an email from them asking who the rent money was paid to, name of landlord and where was the deposit. All of the required information was contained in the AST, Deposit Protection Certificate and Prescribed Information.
Legal for landlords had advised me that I did not need to give landlord address as I was the full acting management agent.
The tenant had found out ( I did not know) that the landlords business had been dissolved
The tenant now wants all rent back!
I have paid rent over and never had any returned!
Now the tenant taking me to court asking for some eight months barr 5 days rent back!
The company is still going ( landlord) but under a different name (not Ltd just a Partnership) which was running prior to but I paid to the Ltd company.
The tenant seems to want to sabotage my good name for no reason.
They have been left some three months now but think they can use bully tactics to convince me to part with money that was paid in good will to the landlord.
Advice is much appriciated