Councils using ‘Intelligence’ to track down low EPC properties and fine £5,00015:08 PM, 29th March 2021
About 3 weeks ago 39
We own a flat, rented to a great tenant, found by an agent, who don’t manage it, we do. We pay them quarterly and they get the tenancy signed and find us a new tenant if we need one – they’ve found us 2 in 6 years.
Several months ago they stopped billing us quarterly and we didn’t notice. Then they sent several bills all at once – for a few thousand.
They also forgot to get the tenancy agreement renewed in October 2015 so there’s not one in place. Our relationship has become tense and we wish to end their seemingly useless role being paid for nothing.
Of course they sent me ts&cs showing how they still have to be paid, regardless that there’s no tenancy agreement in place and are being very aggressive about the outstanding money with no mention of a sorry about the lack of tenancy agreement renewal.
We’re ending the relationship and the tenant has told them he’s leaving, which he’s not, to support us in ending the relationship. I wish he hadn’t as I hate lying. But where do we stand, they’ve now told him he has to do an inventory and professional clean which we don’t need. Does he have to do anything without a tenancy agreement?
I am about to check the entire statement against our bank accounts and then pay them. To end the relationship by giving notice I have to give three months and pay them even more, hence the tenant saying he’s leaving.
How can I get this horrible situation ended quickly, especially if they gather the tenant isn’t leaving?
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