Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
For now please let me know whether the property had been inspected before you moved in?
Yes, the property was inspected before I moved in and the report was sent to me in Florida after signing the Tenancy Agreement. Having read the report on the poor quality of the flat, I would not have signed the agreement. It was too late to cancel the sale of my condo in Florida and my airline booking. Also, the removal company had already taken my furniture to be shipped to England. I was therefore stuck with this flat and when I arrived I was dismayed with the damp and insalubrious nature of the flat. I had a serious back operation in Florida and I am obliged to have a live in carer at the moment. She arrived at the flat a few days prior to my own arrival and found the flat smelling very mouldy and put the heating on high and opened all the windows to get rid of the smell. She was, to put it mildly, very concerned about my well-being in this flat.
A week AFTER
I signed because I wasn't aware that I would receive an inspection report. And as i said, after signing it was too late to to do anything about it because I had already booked my flight and had my furniture removed for shipping to England.
After I arrived I got the bad news from my carer about the condition of the flat but I was already at Heathrow and the dice had been thrown.
A few days after moving in there was a leak in the ceiling of my carer's bedroom and it took a week for the plumber to arrive and found that the leak came from a rotted pipe linking the flat above mine. He changed the pipe and stopped the leak but the hole in the ceiling is still not fixed. The damp in my wardrobe is so intense that I have to leave the door open to prevent my clothes from rotting. The estate agent suggested that i use the tumble dryer to dry out the clothing I want to wear each day as she sees no solution to fixing the damp in this wardrobe. The wallpaper on the wall surrounding the fireplace is peeling off and I was told that I had to fix it at my expense.
The carer could not inspect prior to my arrival as she arrivde at the flat two days before me to make the beds and do some food shopping. She was not made aware of the inspection until I told her about the document I received in Florida. She was also not in England at the time but arrived 2days before me.
No, they made no statements either way except to be very anxious that I sign the agreement without prior viewing of the flat.
My carer moved in on Monday the 3rd of November and I arrived on Friday 7 November on British Airways morning flight.
I have been waiting for an answer from the landlady regarding the cancellation of my tenancy agreement. I have also been looking for another place to let and busy with all the comings and goings of the plumbers. My carer's bed is damaged from the water leak and since I have temporarirly rented furniture from a rental company, I now have to buy the damaged bed in my carer's room.
My landlady ruled only last Thursday.
Yes, you can let me know what I should write to act quickly. I'm not sure what to say. The landlady said she would accept cancellation only if other tenants were found to replace me.
Yes, thank you. But does this mean I have to leave immediately or can I stay another week whilst I view another property?
OK, can you repeat what you wrote above as I cannot go up to take down what you wrote. I want to write the letter today and send it to the Estate agent with return receipt and I'll go to view the property I expect to move to tomorrow. Is this alright in your estimation?