Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
For now please let me know what type of tenancy you have ?
I'm not entirely sure, just a standard tenancy, I can find out from my agreement if it is needed?
Residential rather than commercial
What is it you want to achieve? Have you reported it to the Council yet please?
I would like to recover the rent I have paid already as clearly the house wasn't in a fit state to live in when it was offered for rent and it has caused me and my children a lot of disruption.
ou need to write and set out your losses and request a refund 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.
It is a private tenancy through a letting agent so I've not notified the council
If they do not refund 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://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/n001-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 matter is defended it will be set down for a trial. If the claim is for £10,000 or less it will be a small claim and you will not need representation.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Is it my right to claim back the rent in this situation?
Yes you could. I will outline the process
You need to write and set out your losses and request a refund 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.
How would I justify rent paid as losses?
I think there must be a system bug - that appeared twice!
You have a surveyor report saying there is a rent problem
That is enough for breach of contract
Does that help?
yes that's great
Can I clarify anything else for you?
No I think thats it
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