Terrible time with council tenant and shock at how law treats landlords15:32 PM, 9th January 2019
About A week ago 40
I’ve been with my letting agent for just over 12 months and its time to terminate our contract, my 14 year old Daughter could do a better job, just one problem after another and I’ve had enough.
After speaking to them they say I have to give them one months rent for end the contract, this really is taking the proverbial micky.
First thing, last winter after a storm I had an email informing me the boundary wall had blown down (its around 100ft long so pretty expensive to repair) and this was a weekend so couldn’t confirm this so I drove 145 miles to my house only to find 4 bricks have come off the top. To say I was annoyed is an understatement,they then had the nerve to send a quote for repairs by their preferred builder, £340 plus VAT, a bit excessive to replace 4 bricks.I had strong words with them about this and was assured this wouldn’t happen again.
They have only carried out one inspection in 12 months and during this, the agent told my tenants to contact the council regards the leaking garage roof (I had already discussed this with the tenants and they were not concerned as they didn’t use it anyway and I said I get it sorted when my finances are improved, talk about a stitch up.
I had originally used the Agent to try to sell the house,a quick sale for £145000 they said, 5 years later it still wasn’t sold and against my better judgement I used them to manage it after deciding to rent it out. Should I pay up or tell them to swivel?
It seems I’m in an open ended contract that will only finish when the tenants move out, should have read the small print, but surely they can’t tie me up indefinitely or can they. Any advice would be gratefully appreciated in helping me to sorting this matter out,
Thanks in advance.
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