For the uninvited entry I would have lived with that-albeit cheesed off, but am more concerned about the fact he has today contacted everyone and his mother about us by email including the current agency (who are very lovely)my lovely boss who we do all our work for (we are self employed but do all our work for one client) plus that companys "general" email address, so even the post boy will know and no doubt tell the whole office etc plus the referencing agency. The previous lettings agency told me they though he was completely out of order only last month with the horrible email when I paid late (12 days) and the uninvited entry and they havent responded yet to this action today (but as they are currently marketing the property its a difficult position for them) This isnt a cheap house , its a £3000 a month house and at the moment are paid up in full to 30th June and our contract finishes 11th July but we have already moved. His email to everyone implies we have moved out and still owe money on the house but as it is they also have £4500 deposit and as far as Im concerned this is not these other peoples business anyway. He has ruined my holiday, caused a great deal of embarrasment and is in my opinion a complete ar**. The problem is hes also a retired very senior lawyer/barrister, a real big wig and I can see that whilst this is irrelevant, it causes issues. Everything is actually in his wifes name anyway, so as far as I can see, him entering my house without permisson is actually burglary. ! He also seemed to have access to "all" my referees on my current house (I guess he used the ones we used when we had his house) plus he knew who my new lettings agency were. He is also claiming they will take action against what is owed, but we oew nothing , as at the moment the deposit held is well in excess of any "owed amounts" even allowing for checkout fee, cleaning and any rent--several thousands in excess and the agency know this as well. Technically its not a managed propert, however the agency have dealt with money paid every month, checkouts etc. They themselves just dealt with any repairs.
I am not seeking anything in theory if I cannot do so, I just need to know "if" I have grounds for taking any action. If I "can" seek damages under a particular "act" then I have no idea how much to seek and would need advice. I am more concerned about getting a letter stating an apology and emailed to the appropriate people. However if I "can" claim, in this case it would give me great satisfaction provided it doesnt cost me an arm and a leg to do so and have good grounds as he as a "senior lawyer" no doubt wont have "any" costs.
Does it count as no lasting injury if he has "damaged my reputation" with friends and clients and my current letting agency -who if they take notice of it may decide not to extend tenancy on our current house? Thats a pretty bad "lasting injury" .What if my client had said they didnt want to work with us because of this--they wont, but they could have done.
Also can the action include making him send an apology because of the breach of data information.
Thats fine thanks. I think I will take action though on unlawful entry simply because he has annoyed me so much with the other issue.