Where do we stand and what is the best way to respond to this tenant, can we claim for our expenses if we have to defend this case (Claim amount £900.00)
Brilliant Thank you
The letter this tenant has sent is headed letter before court action, and mentions they are willing to use the ADR to resolve the issue, they also refer me to the Practice Direction on pre-action conduct under Civil procedure rules para 4 which sets out sanctions the Court may impose if I fail to comply.
Does this mean I have to agree to the ADR, its seems this individual is keen to waste everyone's time
This was my planned response any thoughts ?
Thank you for your letter dated 11 March and the photocopied attachments.
Once again I can only reiterate you were told that the property would be available for a six month let and you were informed of this by Katie Blinch and the Landlord. The copy of the standard renewal letter dated 30/09/13 you have forwarded is sent to Tenants and Landlords approximately ten weeks prior to the tenancy ending to check both parties intentions as these can obviously change.
As you know the Landlord confirmed shortly after her intentions to return to the property and requested we serve the minimum two months noticed dated 4/10/13 with expiry being 13/12/13.
All of your listed compensation items have been agreed by you in writing or by signing terms except for your moving costs of £100.00.
We have now sort legal advice, and they believe your claims to be spurious, irrespective of what you believe you were told the fact remains that you signed a six month tenancy agreement and that is all.
We have been informed we are under no obligation to agree to the ADR. It is clear you are not prepared to accept the facts and the only outcome you are prepared to accept in one in your favour. Please be advised should you still wish to pursue this matter through the Court we will be claiming expenses for a Director to attend.
Finally should you still wish to pursue this matter I suggest you do not correspond with us again but issue legal proceedings which we will defend.
Thank you for you help to date