Frustrated

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 20

Frustrated

11:26 AM, 3rd June 2019
About A year ago

What use is an AST any more?

My thoughts exactly and no doubtably that of thousands of other landlords across the UK. The AST is there only to protect the tenant. Not ourselves.
I ve had it with the tenants being given free legal advice by Shelter solicitors & CAB so to strengthen their disputes at Tenancy Deposit Protection and Small Claims. Then when I/we do win a claim, the award is eroded by fair wear and tear, etc. Kitchen vinyl flooring only laid 14 months ago, found to be burnt and ripped at the end of a 12 month tenancy. I am awarded 50% of the replacement cost !!!
This amongst other items to be claim which are all in excess of the deposit, then need to be challenged at a SC hearing against the guarantor.
More good money after bed.... Read More

Frustrated

5:50 AM, 1st June 2019
About A year ago

Small Claims permitted after DPS award?

Reply to the comment left by Chris Daniel at 01/06/2019 - 00:06
Many thanks indeed for that Chris, very grateful.... Read More

Frustrated

14:37 PM, 31st May 2019
About A year ago

Tenancy deposit disputes being resolved before adjudication

Reply to the comment left by SimonR at 31/05/2019 - 12:09
Thank you, ironically we had an email today saying just this.
Is there still a dispute and investigation if the award was paid out to the LA then myself?... Read More

Frustrated

2:27 AM, 31st May 2019
About A year ago

Tenancy deposit disputes being resolved before adjudication

As you may have read in my other posts, my husband and I have recently had an awful experience. Our first in 15 years, this has really changed our views on the Deposit Protection Scheme ability, fairness and purpose.
The tenant made statements that were wrong, unsubstantiated and total lies in defence to dispute our claim on the deposit. This was in regards to a payment made to the LA. DPS arbitrators accepted her statement with no documents to prove what she had said, pure heresy.
Whilst we have bank statement and a witness statement from the LA to say no such payments had been made. The DPS have no appeal process or redress system. Their judgement is final.
Can we take this matter further? Even though the evidence to counter claim what the tenant said was nt put forward, but we have since sourced this.... Read More

Frustrated

13:02 PM, 30th May 2019
About A year ago

Small Claims permitted after DPS award?

Reply to the comment left by Chris Daniel at 30/05/2019 - 08:01As the tenant abandoned the property some 8-9 months ago, did not provide any forwarding address, despite it being a term of the AST. Then mine, the LAs and my solicitor efforts were not able to gain this from the father/guarantor. So how can I file a claim to a person whose address I dint know? Hence I am "frustrated"... Read More