The agent allowed these people top move into my property without completing even the basics of a tenancy agreement - all they have is a signature but not deposit and no rent - surely, these basics are needed to confim that a contract exists. As I did not give the agent permission to do this, should the agent compensate me for my loss. The tenants are not UK residents and it will be impossible to get rent from them.
How long does it take to evict under these circumstances - the 'tenants' are young, ex-students, without children - both are working.
So that equates to about 5 months since this ridiculous saga began. If the agent is negligent, what is the best course of action to get the money back from them. I don't have much money (the property belongs to my mother, now in a care home due to ill health, and I kept it on to enable my twins to go to Uni) and can't afford leagal expenses.. I don't have much money, but enough and am now borrowing uNI u) and s
Will that cost me any money and if yes and I win, will I get my costs back?
Can I do all of this by following the detail on the moneyclaim web site? Also, the agent belongs to TPO (The Property Ombudsman) can they help in this situation or are they just for tenants?
The agent had two weeks from first notifying us that they had prospective tenants until they moved them in to my property. Does that represent sufficient time to complete all the 'paperwork' collect deposits, check references etc? The agents say that they rushed the process and did not have enough time to do the necessary. However, we were not pushing to move anyone in quickly and would have waited if they had told us that thing needed to be done.
Also - and iIn your opinion, do I need to hire a solicitor or can I Sue this company all by myself (by using the website). I have never done anything like this before?
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