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I have a flat being rented at the moment, ppl renting the

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Hi, i have a flat being rented at the moment, ppl renting the flat say i failed to let them know there is construction going on the building and they will want compensation for that.....can they do that ?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 10 months ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you.

What is it you want to achieve please?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I want to know if they have the right to claim money from me because i failed to let them know there is constructiongoing on in the building.
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 10 months ago.

Did you fail to mention this? Did you know about it?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I did not know about this, thats why i did not mention it
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 10 months ago.

Is there works going on? If so, in what way?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Scafolding to renew facade and paint of building
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 10 months ago.

Did the freeholders not tell you this was going on?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
The building management where discussing this with my husband for months and taking quotes, but i was not aware of the starting date when i rented the flat
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 10 months ago.

Thanks. If you did not know then you are not liable. It is only where you knew about it, or reasonably knew about it would there be a claim.

So no, the tenant can not move out unless you knew about it.

If you knew and didnt declare, then they could move out, because it affects their enjoyment and may have been material to whether they would have signed the contract
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Are they able to claim back all previous rent amounts ? Or just move out ?
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 10 months ago.

No. They can not - you could sue them for breach of contract.

Does hat clarify?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
If they go ahead with any law suit, do you have an office and a lawyer that can handle the case? If yes please send me details incase of need
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 10 months ago.

Sadly we cant act for you as this is a question and answer site.

But you can come back here and ask questions if need be

Does that clarify?