Reclaiming lost rent – Tenant perspective?

Reclaiming lost rent – Tenant perspective?

9:38 AM, 6th September 2021, About 3 weeks ago 14

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Hi, I’m a Landlord of 25 plus years. Registered under the Wales / Cymru scheme.

However, I’m here as a Dad of a full-time student. His property was not fully ready at the commencement of the contract, but no one was in a rush to move in a month ahead, although two others on the joint tenancy did so. His bed was broken and other fixtures. We’ve worked with the agent effectively to get broken things mended and to be fair they have responded well to my communications.

Basic point, he paid rent for six weeks, didn’t occupy the property and the property was not fully compliant with HMO and insurance legislation. Surely he should get his money back, or most of it. i.e. the lost month’s rent?

Small claims court?

It’s £450 for goodness sake. As landlord’s thinking of your own kind in rented accommodation. What would you recommend the course of action should be?

Thanks all.

Lloyd



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by Lloyd

17:26 PM, 10th September 2021, About 2 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by land law at 06/09/2021 - 13:13yes!

by Lloyd

17:28 PM, 10th September 2021, About 2 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Yvonne Francis at 06/09/2021 - 20:14
good advice thanks. we raised the issues at the beginning of the contract agent and landlord slow off the mark....

by Lloyd

17:30 PM, 10th September 2021, About 2 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Pete England - PaTMa Property Management at 06/09/2021 - 14:50
we did raise the issues from day one. agent and landlord slow off the mark...we've kept up the pressure but its ridiculous that we should have to do it. imagine how many student tenants put up with this crap? 🙂

by Lloyd

17:42 PM, 10th September 2021, About 2 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Pete England - PaTMa Property Management at 06/09/2021 - 14:50
Hi i think i replied to you. we did all of the above raising concerns from the get go. agent and landlord slow to act. think its a newbie landlord. agent bucked there ideas up a bit when i mentioned trading standards. thanks for your perspective. 🙂


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