8:43 AM, 24th August 2012, About 10 years ago 3
My letting agent has done a runner and left various aspects of my property management in a mess.
In some cases, the tenants named no longer exist. The Gas & Electricity Supplier is owed a lot of money from these non-existent former tenants, and current ones which the agent has not advised them of. The supplier has intimated that as landlord, I am ultimately responsible for unpaid bills.
My view is that they had a contract between themselves and tenants. I have never been involved. However, it does occur to me that if the agent (technically my representative acting on my behalf) has been negligent in not advising of tenant changes etc, then I could ultimately bear responsibility. What are your views on this?