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    Can my landlord do this?

    My Landlady is a nightmare, as stated on previous posts the neighbours are party animals and have sex parties all night, or slam doors or have dogs barking, sewage overflows when you flush toilet or use washing machine fire alarm ripped from wall with bare elecric wires coming out of it, damp so bad we always have sniffles and the lightbulb in hall sparked and fused and once in my eye making it numb for a day and me half blind for a day. Toilet leaks, fridge broken, roof needs new tiles so every time it rains place gets flooded, seagulls nesting on roof.

    Now the landlord is REFUSING to repair to repair this, we did get the Enviromental health round and they werent bothered apart from the damp which has made me fall and hurt back and im still in pain now. And they quote dont need to fix it as the Enviromental health say its liveable in and im in arrears with rent, when the only arrears I am in are I get PAID housing benefit in arrears but she claims I never paid 3 weeks rent when I moved in which I did.

    Now what can I say before I explode with anger to her. and swear and scream at her.

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    If it`s as bad as you say I would definately start looking for somewhere else to live.:-(

    Flippin eck, not you and your 'problems' again. Give it a rest will ya.

    Why don't you just move out? Move in with your Parents, make it up with your Father and ask him to help.

    Look, we all have problems, shall we all post them on here for Tea and Sympathy?

    Original Poster

    I DONT want sympathy I want advice and where did you get im on bad terms with my father from we are on good terms it just will cost about 100 pounds to move and I CANT move until my 2 month contract ends with landlord PLUS they live 100 miles away.

    Find somewhere else, Just don't expect the deposit back.

    Original Poster

    Well thats 400 quid down the drain.

    what I was going to do is withold rent until its fixed that way I will get deposit back but I hate not paying bills.

    ryouga

    I DONT want sympathy I want advice and where did you get im on bad terms … I DONT want sympathy I want advice and where did you get im on bad terms with my father from we are on good terms it just will cost about 100 pounds to move and I CANT move until my 2 month contract ends with landlord PLUS they live 100 miles away.


    I thought you had said in one of your other posts that you and your Father kept arguing?
    Have you done anything about your depression?
    Have you kicked your flatmate out?
    Why ask for help or advice when you ignore all of it? Loads of members have taken the time to help you and you don't really want their help or advice, do you?

    Original Poster

    Hey I dont have to justify myself and if you read my posts you will see I went to the doctors, and so you want me to kick someone on the streets who has worse depression than me, how cruel do you think I am!

    dont ASSume stop acting like im not listening when you are jumping down my throat at everything I say,and I have been told to stop dwelling on the past and you are dragging it up.

    ryouga

    Hey I dont have to justify myself and if you read my posts you will see I … Hey I dont have to justify myself and if you read my posts you will see I went to the doctors, and so you want me to kick someone on the streets who has worse depression than me, how cruel do you think I am!dont ASSume stop acting like im not listening when you are jumping down my throat at everything I say,and I have been told to stop dwelling on the past and you are dragging it up.


    Whatever :roll:
    What happens to your Flat Mate when you 'move' on the 23rd September? :thinking: :thinking:

    Moonlight flit?

    Original Poster

    What do you think will happen hes gonna homeless, so youd rather hed move out now and I lose his HB so I will owe landlord an extra 50 a week.

    And I dont like the way you say move

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    If you are in arrears (as your landlord is saying) then he will withhold your deposit anyway.

    Best advise is to just leave, housing benefit will still be paid for one month, after you leave if you are still within a lease because they will expect you to give your Lanlord a months notice to which most accept.

    Your parents may live 100 miles away, but surely a bit of time spent with them before uni rather then getting increasingly stressed where you are would help. Its not that far and surely you can get a cheap coach fare.

    With regards to your flatmate, he is doing nothing to help you so why worry.

    dinosteveus

    Flippin eck, not you and your 'problems' again. Give it a rest will … Flippin eck, not you and your 'problems' again. Give it a rest will ya.Why don't you just move out? Move in with your Parents, make it up with your Father and ask him to help.Look, we all have problems, shall we all post them on here for Tea and Sympathy?

    He's asked for constructive advice, not criticism. Please keep it on topic without the animosity. Thanks.

    Original Poster

    Well the thing is I cant just move a id need to hire a van and a driver, and my parents dont have space.

    If I could say get a cheap removal company and move into my new place early then I would jump at the chance!

    ryouga

    Well the thing is I cant just move a id need to hire a van and a driver, … Well the thing is I cant just move a id need to hire a van and a driver, and my parents dont have space.If I could say get a cheap removal company and move into my new place early then I would jump at the chance!



    Are there no other cheap flats in the area?

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    ryouga

    Well the thing is I cant just move a id need to hire a van and a driver, … Well the thing is I cant just move a id need to hire a van and a driver, and my parents dont have space.If I could say get a cheap removal company and move into my new place early then I would jump at the chance!



    Not even a sofa and a friendly neighbour who could store your stuff for a few weeks?

    i agree with dino tbh, go and see your citizens advice, do something about it, if your landlord are in the wrong they will help you sort it, an internet forum cant do what they can

    ryouga

    Well the thing is I cant just move a id need to hire a van and a driver, … Well the thing is I cant just move a id need to hire a van and a driver, and my parents dont have space.If I could say get a cheap removal company and move into my new place early then I would jump at the chance!




    im sure your parents would make space to help you if they knew the extent of your problems, and look in local ads for 'man with a van' and stop buying gadgets and games and use the money for that

    Original Poster

    Not him again!

    Can you not see the words "Can my landlord do this?" im asking a question, YOU are the one being attention seeking by jumping down my throat.

    So much for not critising oh well.

    Oh and I have already gone to trading standards, local council, housing aid and citizens advice and all they say to do is withold rent.

    And no im not in arrears as such I just get paid housing benefit in arrears i.e its paid a month behind.

    PLUS its paid direct to landlord so it never even touches my hands.

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    loupomm

    im sure your parents would make space to help you if they knew the extent … im sure your parents would make space to help you if they knew the extent of your problems, and look in local ads for 'man with a van' and stop buying gadgets and games and use the money for that



    Sensible indeed. Funny how people can find money for things they enjoy/want. Then are strapped for cash the rest of the time:whistling:

    If people can't be pleasant don't type at all.........

    Original Poster

    Prissymiss

    Sensible indeed. Funny how people can find money for things they … Sensible indeed. Funny how people can find money for things they enjoy/want. Then are strapped for cash the rest of the time:whistling:



    Dont ASSume as you make an ass out of u and me

    I buy things after selling things, dont know where you are getting the idea I have no cash from when I have savings from work.

    Banned

    If Environmental Health say that it is liveable. Then it can't be that bad. They don't just visit for something to do. If there was a problem then they would have taken the matter further. With regard to the arrears, they and the Landlord are both saying this is true.

    This being the case then the Landlord can basically do whatever. You have said about you flatmate causing damage before. I'm sure that Landlord doesn't want a property that is getting into a mess as it will be hard to let after you have left. There are two sides to every story. We are just hearing the one.

    Once again it is everyone elses fault it seems.:roll:

    .....

    Banned

    ryouga

    Dont ASSume as you make an ass out of u and meI buy things after selling … Dont ASSume as you make an ass out of u and meI buy things after selling things, dont know where you are getting the idea I have no cash from when I have savings from work.



    So where is the problem with renting a van????

    Banned

    Im am not making an ass of myself either. I think you find that there is only one crown for this title and you are wearing it.

    Its alright for you to have a go at people on here, but when it is done to you, their posts get deleted.

    Original Poster

    Hey hey im joking around im just making a play on words im trying to say people are making assumptions.

    Dont take my words out of context can you not see the "lol" im making the most of a bad situation.

    Plus I like you PrissyMiss lol really I like your replies to loads of threads.

    As for the van, whats the point of spending £100 or more and spending over a week packing and getting rid of old stuff just to move a month later and spending another £100, as I say if I can move sooner I will I would be glad to.

    Original Poster

    Prissymiss

    If Environmental Health say that it is liveable. Then it can't be that … If Environmental Health say that it is liveable. Then it can't be that bad. They don't just visit for something to do. If there was a problem then they would have taken the matter further. With regard to the arrears, they and the Landlord are both saying this is true.This being the case then the Landlord can basically do whatever. You have said about you flatmate causing damage before. I'm sure that Landlord doesn't want a property that is getting into a mess as it will be hard to let after you have left. There are two sides to every story. We are just hearing the one.Once again it is everyone elses fault it seems.:roll:



    When did I say enviromental health said I owed arrears?

    OK then im going to take some pictures for you.

    And my flatmate has done no damage but I was worried he will.

    So you mean me spening hours cleaning """" off walls when I moved in and mopping up **** and water was livable conditions?

    As you say you are getting one side, but dont assume I am in wrong.

    The word "lol" is an acronym meaning "laugh out loud", If anything you use this out of context, Just because a word has "lol" at the end, Doesn't mean its not serious.

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    ryouga

    Hey hey im joking around im just making a play on words im trying to say … Hey hey im joking around im just making a play on words im trying to say people are making assumptions.Dont take my words out of context can you not see the "lol" im making the most of a bad situation.Plus I like you PrissyMiss lol really I like your replies to loads of threads.As for the van, whats the point of spending £100 or more and spending over a week packing and getting rid of old stuff just to move a month later and spending another £100, as I say if I can move sooner I will I would be glad to.



    I myself am in the process of packing to move on the 13th and I will have to move again after christmas. I can't see how you have that much stuff being a single guy in a flat?

    Anyway, September isn't far away, just get out of the place more so you don't have to look at it. Have a few drinks and calm down in the evenings when you are there and maybe things wont look so bad.

    Peopl live in far worse conditions all over the world after all.

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    ryouga

    When did I say enviromental health said I owed arrears?OK then im going … When did I say enviromental health said I owed arrears?OK then im going to take some pictures for you.And my flatmate has done no damage but I was worried he will.So you mean me spening hours cleaning """" off walls when I moved in and mopping up **** and water was livable conditions?As you say you are getting one side, but dont assume I am in wrong.



    If it was that bad, why did you move in the the fist place??????

    ryouga

    When did I say enviromental health said I owed arrears?OK then im going … When did I say enviromental health said I owed arrears?OK then im going to take some pictures for you.And my flatmate has done no damage but I was worried he will.So you mean me spening hours cleaning """" off walls when I moved in and mopping up **** and water was livable conditions?As you say you are getting one side, but dont assume I am in wrong.


    It's YOUR flat, you decide how you want it to look.

    You asked a question, why don't you get proper help? The members on HUKD are not qualified, you want to speak to someone who knows about this stuff.

    Stop calling people an ASS, it ain't big, it ain't clever and neither are you.

    Original Poster

    One thing to mention, I think its best to make a seperate topic as now everyone I make gets replys about my situation and not answering questions.

    By all means have a discussion about me I dont mind, but Id rather it have its own thread so my questions can get answered

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    ryouga

    One thing to mention, I think its best to make a seperate topic as now … One thing to mention, I think its best to make a seperate topic as now everyone I make gets replys about my situation and not answering questions.By all means have a discussion about me I dont mind, but Id rather it have its own thread so my questions can get answered



    There is always official advisory centres who are trained to advise tenants.

    Why not spend a couple of minutes looking them up then calling then?:whistling:

    ryouga

    One thing to mention, I think its best to make a seperate topic as now … One thing to mention, I think its best to make a seperate topic as now everyone I make gets replys about my situation and not answering questions.By all means have a discussion about me I dont mind, but Id rather it have its own thread so my questions can get answered



    Nobody can advise any more that what they have done in the past, If environmental health don't do anything, The landlord won't do anything, Your mate won't do anything, Its down to you.

    If you can't move and the landlord won't do anything, Make the most of it untill you move for Uni.

    If you have no interest in answering the question by the original poster, please don't post in the thread.

    Original Poster

    Honestly I dont know why people are so judgemental, this thread is going downhill now, its just one person complaining after the next.

    As I say please make a new topic and im happy to reply but leave my questions open.

    And how many times do I have to say I already have been to CAB Trading Standards, enviromental health, I even tried a local advice line.

    I dont think theres much more I can do.

    And I am making the most of it, I just want to kick up a fuss at landlord as I dont want them to get away with treating tenants this way, now im happy to pay rent, I paid it quarterly in advance when I was at college, and I paid whatever top up was needed after I left and kept the flat spotless as I can.

    btw still getting those pics so people can see flat.

    Original Poster

    Prissymiss

    I myself am in the process of packing to move on the 13th and I will have … I myself am in the process of packing to move on the 13th and I will have to move again after christmas. I can't see how you have that much stuff being a single guy in a flat?Anyway, September isn't far away, just get out of the place more so you don't have to look at it. Have a few drinks and calm down in the evenings when you are there and maybe things wont look so bad.Peopl live in far worse conditions all over the world after all.



    Now this is sensible, and I agree im working a lot voluntarilty to get myself out of flat.

    I have a lot as its all electrical i.e dvds games, consoles etc.

    and I have a massive collection of books.

    And I moved in as the flat was ok when I visitied it apart from waiting for new tiles and the damp hadnt occured then.

    And when I moved in landlord offered me £50 to clean place and promised tiles would be replaced the following week, and as I had a van full of stuff waiting I and nowhere else to go I accepted.

    Come Sept, as you are moving out, then it won't be your problem.
    As long as you can sit it out till then, then there isn't much point in worrying about it.

    Get outside. The sun is shining :thumbsup:

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    ryouga

    Honestly I dont know why people are so judgemental, this thread is going … Honestly I dont know why people are so judgemental, this thread is going downhill now, its just one person complaining after the next.As I say please make a new topic and im happy to reply but leave my questions open.And how many times do I have to say I already have been to CAB Trading Standards, enviromental health, I even tried a local advice line.I dont think theres much more I can do.And I am making the most of it, I just want to kick up a fuss at landlord as I dont want them to get away with treating tenants this way, now im happy to pay rent, I paid it quarterly in advance when I was at college, and I paid whatever top up was needed after I left and kept the flat spotless as I can.btw still getting those pics so people can see flat.




    So, if you have been to these people and the can offer you no help and/or advise, then you already have your answer in that yes, your landlord can do this.

    The question need never have been asked in the first place. I wouldn't bother trying to cause any bother with the Landlord at this late stage and it would backfire on you when they use any excuse to withold your deposit.

    Next time, I suggest going through a letting agent (as more chance in getting work done, plus that have to have all the service cerificates up to date). Ask to speak to the previous tenants. And have a good look round before signing anything. Lesson learnt now.

    ryouga

    Honestly I dont know why people are so judgemental, this thread is going … Honestly I dont know why people are so judgemental, this thread is going downhill now, its just one person complaining after the next.As I say please make a new topic and im happy to reply but leave my questions open.And how many times do I have to say I already have been to CAB Trading Standards, enviromental health, I even tried a local advice line.I dont think theres much more I can do.And I am making the most of it, I just want to kick up a fuss at landlord as I dont want them to get away with treating tenants this way, now im happy to pay rent, I paid it quarterly in advance when I was at college, and I paid whatever top up was needed after I left and kept the flat spotless as I can.btw still getting those pics so people can see flat.



    Let's clear this up, once and for all.
    You have been to numerous 'official' organisations and they have told you there is nothing wrong with your flat. Is that correct?

    If so, why are you asking 'Joe Public' on here?

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