Does that apply to all tenancy agreements or is it just this special clause?
We have just had people round to view the property. They were interested in letting it straight away and we were shocked to hear the agent say that the property is not available until after our 7 weeks extended notice. The agent said to them that the property was not available until the 10th June.
We also know that the landlord wants to upgrade the property because the neighbors have complained about the squeaky floorboards. We suspect that he will start major improvements on the property when we vacate this weekend and even though we continue to pay rent until 5th June.
It appears that he is taking advantage.
We are also concerned with Slades Letting Agents as they appear to be playing us off with the landlord. They knew our situ, know we need to get out and yet allow the landlord to not rent until after our 7 weeks.
What advice do you offer?
is the landlord allowed to use this period of notice to do his repairs and do all the floor boards in the apartment when there is a tenant who wants to move in straight away but was told that they have to wait?
Yes, but we will vacate this weekend, he knows that and he has a key to get in and do what ever he wants for the next 5 weeks.
You stated..."They do have to look for another tenant as soon as you give notice so it might be that they can replace you within the 7 week period and, if so, they cannot charge you."
He is saying that the property is only available after 10th June and so is not really trying to replace us any time soon. We continue to pay rent to cover his upgrades. Why else would he say not available until 10th June.
do we have room for negotiation? how do we best go about this?
Thank you. We though as much.
I also asked previously..
"We also believe that our landlord may be in breach of the contract as we have given written notice of essential repairs that have not been completed by the landlord for many months."
For example, there is no ventilation in the bathroom without windows. We asked him to repair the vent but he then ignored us. Neighbors also say that they have complained to landlord about the squeeky floorboards for many years. These neighbors have not been pleasant to us in the hope that we move out and stop walking on the floors. Obviously, he knew this before we moved in.
How can we also use this to add to our negotiation? How do we best go about this?