Hello my name is ***** ***** I am happy to help you today. Please can you explain the situation in more detail?
A company let a property from me they were represented by a letting agent. The company did not pay the last 3 months rent I made a small claim against the company for £2450.
The company is not attending court but the letting agent is. the letting agent is not on the claim form nor on the tenancy agreement
What is the relationship between the letting agent and the company then?
I am not sure I believe they are contracted to look after properties this company rent. the company rent about 60 residential properties for its employees who come from abroad.
have you objected to this to the judge?
not yet as the trail is tomorrow and I only found this morning that no one from the company is attending.
Ok the general rule is that the party may be represented by a solicitor or barrister, they may represent themself or they may allow a lay representative provided that the party is also present themself. As none of these apply you can raise this issue with the judge.
Should I raise the issue before the trail starts or when we are called in.
Before the trial starts.