I did sign a contract. I didn't know it contained such a clause if it did. I have asked the agency to direct me to the relevant clause.
If however i did sign such a thing, I do not wish to abide by it. It is ridiculous as the agency does not provide a good service and is terribly expensive. I would not wish to continue with them even if I have signed something.
Perhaps I would have to stage my tenant's departure! But I don't want to disrupt my tenant.
My tenant is aware of how awful the letting agency's service is and would be happy to go along with whatever I suggest but as I say I do not wish to disrupt her.
Thanks for your advice. Would my tenant have to take all their belongings or just move their body out do you think? I'm just thinking that the agency does an itinerary at the end of a tenancy.
I like the idea it;s great. However I am worried that the agency would insist on entering to check for damages etc and may state that they can not return the tenant's deposit until they have done so? I can ask that they do not do this but they may say they are bound bt law and as a result can't return the tenant's deposit. It is quite a big deposit from what I recall - I think one and a half moth's rent.
I have a different problem.
I am the lessee of the flat above but I own part of the freehold. I let it out to a tenant.
I am attempting to restore a balcony at the rear of the flat. Work is underway. Planning permission has not yet been applied for as the builders commenced the work in error, this was surveyed by the managing agents, and it was agreed that one legal route was to apply for retrospective planning permission. It was considered unlikely this would be rejected given I was restoring the original.
One of the other shared freeholders has emailed to say she does not agree to the work to restore the balcony to go ahead without planning permission. She suffers from mental health issues but this is beside the point.
The builder doesn't think she has any right to write this nor any right to stop works or prevent the restoration of the balcony. It will not affect her flat in any way, which is two floors above. The balcony will improve the building and the quality of life for my tenant.
Does this other freeholder have any right to prevent the works? I have already paid £1500 for the purchase of the wrought iron railings, which are presently being made up, and this money can not be refunded.