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Is there any action I can take when me and my partner rent a

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Hi Is there any action I can take when me and my partner rent a studio in golders green .. and there was 3 people in our flat door was left open I come back to this and was scared and it was an estate agent and has happened before we're my patter was in and the just walked in with people before its not the first time thank you jodie
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 11 months ago.

Hello Jodie my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.

Could you please explain your situation a little more?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Hi thank you yes what do you need to no ?
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 11 months ago.

I assume the door was locked?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
was locked normally they call or get confirmation from us but last few months nothing and we thought maybe there not going trough with it as the advert bored out said had been taken away outside
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 11 months ago.

So someone broke in - was it reported to the Police?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No we didn't as they were the estate agents and there not getting back to us
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 11 months ago.

So it was the estate agent that came in?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
with 2 other people
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 11 months ago.

Ok, did they give notice of entry? I assume the tenancy agreement says they must give notice?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
they should that was the agreement and should be in the contract
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
They always dis before
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Sorry always did before
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 11 months ago.

Did before what?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Will call or message or email for me and my partner to confirm it's ok for them to come in
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 11 months ago.

And they didnt on this occasion?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No they didnt
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 11 months ago.

Ok. What is it you want to achieve?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Well we don't want this to happen again as it's uncomfortable and I wanted no what we're the options to take in this situation and is werth tge time time effort to take action about this
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
What would be your advice?
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 11 months ago.

Ok - well you can do 2 things:

1) Get a Solicitor to write a letter and say they are in breach of contract. They must give notice and that they are not giving you peaceful enjoyment of the property. Therefore unless they give you notice and/or leave you alone you will be seeking an injunction or ending the tenancy.

2) You can seek compensation for the considerable distress caused.

You need to write and set out your losses and request compensation 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.

If they do not compensate 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://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/hmctsformfinder/n1-eng.pdf and take it to your local County Court.

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.

If the claim is for £10,000 or less it will be a small claim so you will not need legal representation. Over this value you would need representation for trial.

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Ok thank you for your help
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 11 months ago.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Yh sure will do thank you
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 11 months ago.

Thanks in advance. All the best.

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