Hello my name is Alex and I will help you with this. Please note that I am a working Solicitor and may be on and offline as I have to attend Court and meet with clients, even at weekends. As such you may not get an instant response when you reply, but rest assured I will be giving your question my immediate attention upon return You do not need to wait here as you will get an email when I reply.
Why is it refusing to give a reference please?
they say they will not give a reference until someone has agreed & taken over this property.
this makes it
impossible for me to move into my new property with my 12 year old daughter
i cant find anything in agreement regarding a leaving reference although my new tennancy requires it.All i need is comformation of dates,rent paid regular & flat has been kept clean &in good condition.
the answer is yes to all the above but they are simply being awkward!
they want me out to vastly increase the rent but are theoretically holding me to ransom until somone takes over the flat.I cannot move without a reference & nobody else can move in until we're out?
its a stalemate & im struggling to find the logic???
Its bad news I am afraid.
What you have is a contract, the parties must be bound by the contract.
If it does not state you are entitled to a reference then sadly you can not force the Landlord to do so
There is nothing in the Housing Act that requires the landlord to give a reason therefore it can only be a contractual term
No contract term means no obligation
I have been researching this which is why it has taken me a while
I am sorry if this is not the answer you are looking for and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
no thankyou as i sorted it all out with my housing officer today whom was extremely helpful & even phoned them.I have since received a reference.
ps.I stated i was on a periodic lease,not a contract.
Yes the period lease the answer would have been the same.
Unless there is a contractual provision then the Landlord is not obliged to provide one.
The Housing Act does not require a LL to give a reference
But I am pleased you have sorted it
Can I clarify anything else?