I look forward to your reply to my main question.
I'm sorry but you will give me a lot of information but the onlyquestion is "please can you tell is our rights".
I am unable to answer such an open question. I don't know whatyou want to happen
If however you want to let me have a specific question orspecific questions, I will be happy to deal with it.
my question is should the local authority give us the landlords number and should the landlord have kept the property in a good state of repair
The local authority are bound to quote the data protection actand they cannot give you the landlord's number without the landlord's consent.I think they are being completely unreasonable and being jobsworths butstrictly speaking, they are correct.
Yes, the landlord should have kept the building in good repairthat would have been an issue for your father when he was alive and not for hisexecutors now because although it may have been inconvenient, he has notsuffered any loss or injury.
So the landlord can not be taken to task ref the condition of the property & should my father have a tenancy agreement and should there be some sort of evidence of rental payment, ie rent book.
Also is the landlord allowed to clear the property and dispose of his posessions without notifying us.
The landlord is only under a duty to makereasonable attempts to find you and it appears that the landlord (or all thatthe local authority) did that. They cannot be responsible if you and yourfather were not in touch.
The landlord is under a duty to mitigate his lossand that will involve emptying the property so that he can relet it.
There is no legal obligation for a tenant to havea rent book or tenancy agreement unless they ask for it.
I still don't know what you're trying to achieve
I was trying to achieve.
1) Can the local authority withhold the landlords number from me
2) Did my father have to have a tenancy agreement
3) Should my father of had a rent book
4) Should the landlord have kept the property in a decent state of repair
5) Can the landlord clear out the property and my fathers belongings without notifying me first and giving me the opportunity to collect some of his belongings.
Many thanks Mark
Thank you. I have already answeredthese questions in the thread above.
Can I help further?