9:52 AM, 12th August 2022, About 2 months ago 6
Hello everyone, We had tenants for 4 years living in our 5 bed house next door.
We got on very well and we were quite relaxed with them.
Over time however, I came to realise that they were moving in more rodents in cages into bedrooms.
I arranged for an agent to start to manage the property and during an inspection my fears were confirmed. I asked them to move the cages downstairs as the bedrooms stunk.
After that things turned sour and they gave notice and refused to let us in for our next inspection.
The garden is a disaster as they did not tend to it once. For example, jasmine is rooted underneath the decking and garden wall. There are weeds everywhere and it is only a tiny garden.
They agreed for us to keep £600 of the deposit and they paid for two cleaners to clean the house, it took them over 7 hours to clean it.
They have gone into a new barn conversion with a local farmer, who has not asked for a reference from us.
Should we supply one anyway, just to give him the heads up re rodents in cages and how dirty they were and their lack of respect for our property? Their genuine lack of respect anyway, as they left without even saying goodbye – and he is a vicar!!
If I don’t supply a reference, can the farmer take me to court when he too realises what they are like? Do I have a duty to inform him?