I you emailed me saying you had answered my question. I do not see an answer?
I am a little confused as i received an email that you had answered question. I have not seen an answer from you
I apologise for that. Unfortunately it's an automated system and appears to have registered my abridges greeting 'Hi' as an answe.r Please ignore the email and obviously don't rate that answer! Instead, let's start again. My name's Greg.
First, I assume you are on an assured shorthold tenancy - is that correct? Also, do you know if your property ius managed by the agent?
I dont know what an assured shorthold tenancy is? The property is managed by an agent.
Thanks. An assured shorthold is the most common form of residential tenancy in the UK. Usually the phrase 'assured shorthold tenancy agreement' is written on the front page of the document (but it doesn't have to be). In essence, if you are renting as an individual, for less than three years and the landlord has the right to possession at the end of the term, it is likely to be an AST.
If the property is managed by the agent can I just check with you what the agent's response to these issues has been. Has he simply put you in direct contact with the landlady and washed his hands of it? Ordinarily, where the property is managed, the agent will deal with property maintenance issues without direct contact being required between the landlord and tenant. It seems very unusual for you to be in a position where the landlady's handyman is asking you to pay for work.