Landlord’s furniture in unfurnished letting?

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14:53 PM, 20th December 2017
About 10 months ago

Landlord’s furniture in unfurnished letting?

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Landlord’s furniture in unfurnished letting?

I’ve been renting an unfurnished flat from through a lettings agent for over three months now. Our term is twelve months.

From the day we moved in there has been allot of furniture inside the flat belonging to the landlord. And from day one we have constantly rang up the lettings agency requesting for it to be removed and many promises to remove it have been broken.

I am wondering if I could do anything else. I have read this might be called an actual partial eviction or that I may be able to decline rent payments due to not getting the agreed usage out of the property.

I’m new to renting and am in the dark. any help would be much appreciated.

Many thanks

Ryan



Comments

Paul Kaye

9:50 AM, 21st December 2017
About 10 months ago

Do not stop paying your rent ! Hand deliver (if you can) stating that,if the funiture is not removed in the next 7 days (and put a date down in writing)
You will have a removal company remove the furniture and deliver this to the agents address,along with an invoice for the costs,to be paid within 7 days or you will deduct from rent.

David Price

11:18 AM, 21st December 2017
About 10 months ago

Check carefully the terms in your AST and then act decisively.

Ian Narbeth

11:30 AM, 21st December 2017
About 10 months ago

The landlord is in breach of his covenant for quiet enjoyment. I agree with Paul's approach though at this time of year I would offer 14-21 days to remove the furniture.


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