Alex Watts :
Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
Alex Watts :
Have you complained to the Council at all please?
I haven't complained to the Council, as stated previously. I am not familiar with that process. Do you have an answer to my questions? Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you further.
Alex Watts : What I can say that is if you do not renew when the original tenancy expires it goes automaitically into a period tenancy, you do not need to do anything.
Alex Watts : If the landlord wants to give you notice then he must give you 2 months before your normal rent due date.
Alex Watts : In terms of notice which you have to give you need to check your tenancy agreement, but it would usually be one month.
Alex Watts : As for the invoice for the mould specialist the landlord is responsible as this is a structural problem.
Alex Watts : Also as for increasing the rent if you are in a fixed term tenancy the landlord can not do this.
Alex Watts : If you are in a periodic tenancy and the landlord wants to increase it, he must provide you with a section 10 notice to increase the rent
Alex Watts : You can challenge this increase by taking it to a rent valuation tribunal who will decide what market rent is.
Alex Watts : As for the refund of mould survey and fees You need to write and set out your losses and request a refund within 14 days or say you will go to Court within 14 days. You should make sure you send this signed delivery and keep a copy.
Alex Watts : If they do not refund you then you can issue proceedings in the County Court. You can either do this online at: www.moneyclaim.gov.uk or by completing form N1 http://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/n001-eng.pdf and take it to your local County Court.
Alex Watts : The Court will then issue a claim which a copy will be sent to the Defendant who will have a limited time to defend it, if not you can enter Judgment and enforce.
Alex Watts : If the matter is defended it will be set down for a trial. If the claim is for £10,000 or less it will be a small claim and you will not need representation.
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
I have not received any answer to my questions as of yet. The only reply I have from you was your query as to whether I'd complained to my counsel. This is not an answer to my question. Also please refrain from sending me any more requests to rate your answer. I am aware of how Just Answer works and will be happy to give you a high rating if I receive a full answer from you. Thank you
Alex Watts : Can you not see my answer above?
Alex Watts :
You have rated bad service twice?
My sincere apologies,,...No, for some reason your very thorough answer was not visible to me...not sure why. I do see it now of course and thank you for a helpful response. Is an email which the leasing agent responded to acceptable documentation of my request for reimbursement regarding the mould cleanup or must it have been a formal letter sent via mail?
Thanks again and sorry for the misunderstanding.