hi, i have been harassed many times by the polish, the romanians and now the agent. I am very stressed out and can't take it no more.
The agent was very eager to find out if i have given the romanians a new contract. I did tell agent i have made commitments from 25 march 2014, whether i let it out again or sell the house is personal and i do not have to disclose this information. He was assuming i have given new contract and in end i told him yes. he was not happy and told me he will take me to court for breach of contract and he will also claim for all his fees.
Can agent do this? I mean I am just the owner, the reason why i issued contract in a month advance is because i need to make arrangements as i have mortgage to pay, plus the current tenants were telling me to issue contract.
The other thing is, to my understanding this new contract issued is not effective until 25 march 2014, and I did tell current tenants that whatever happens from now until 25 march 2014, has got nothing to do with me and any problems you have has to be dealt with polish family, they agreed.
Also yesterday, two days ago, the current tenant phoned me and said the polish family here and with a guy who has tools and tried to break the lock, without success they left.
Yesterday the polish family re-visited and this time the current tenant called the police, the police listened to both parties. The current tenant produced the new agreement that starts from 25 march 2014, he produced bills as well to show they are living there. the polish family showed the police there contract finishes in may 2014 which I have no knowledge where that came from, more than likely the agent gave them new contract last may without my permission, the original contract i have ends in march 2014.
The police also knocked on next door neighbour to ask who is living here, they confirmed it is the romanians and living there almost a year.
police were satisfied that romanians were living there and told the polish family to leave and not to come back.
Also, the agent was suppose to do a inspection once every month, the last time he had done inspection was in may 2013, its been 9 months. If he had done this this mess would not had probably happened.
If i have claim for negligence against the agent, how do i claim and how much? Also can i claim for commission i paid to agent as he has not done his job.
Please guide me further.