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It says that I cant sublet.
The family came to stay in house while we were away and they never moved out.
The agency has been informed on the current situation and the landlord already gave us notice to vacate the house.
But even though the family have no written agreement nor with us or the agency and they've already been given 3 notices to leave/ one verbal, second via text and 3rd via letter/ they are still staying in the property
They have given me money but only in cash with no receipt
He doesnt want to get involved.
He just want us all to vacate the property asap
We have paid the rent to the landlord in full until the end of the month and we said that we will be vacating the property on the 31st of this month in a nice,clean condition with all bills paid.
Are we able to get our deposit back?
The family have put today money in my account/ cash/
We can still change the locks after the notice period, can't we?
we received a letter from the council saying that if we act against the family in some way then we would be fined £5000 and 6 months in prison.
Council are saying that according to the law we can't change lockers and we need to give them at least 2 months notice and to proceed a court order.
Is that true?
\the council said that it doesn't matter that we haven't signed anything with them, we've agreed verbally to let them stay in the house which counts as a contract as well.
Shall we still change the lock?
did you receive my e-mail?
Yes, I will do it immediately
The council are saying that I can't asked them to move out. I can't use the police and I can't change locks otherwise I can go to jail.
The council are saying that I need to give them two months notice and then to seek court procedures.
I said that by that time I would be giving birth so I can't really do both.
The house is a 4 bedroom house, we share kitchen and bathroom, hallway and utility room.
That family are occupying 2 rooms
Yes, they are another 5 people living in the property.
Also we haven't texted or callled them apart from the one call, one text and the written notice.
They gave untrue facts.
Instead they are calling us/ we have got a voicemail at 2am , the man is obviously really drunk cursing and swearing on us/... we received yesterday phone calls and text messages that we need to top up the gas and electricity??!!, we didn't reply to any of those
I've asked a CSR to send to you the letter from the council.
I am sending my reply which was via e-mail:
" Hello,My name is Diana XXX . I just received a letter from you saying that Mr Hristo XXX and Mrs Maria XXX had made a allegations of harassment, in that we/ me and my partner/ keep threatening them to remove out of the property. This is very concerning to us because: - We/ me and my partner Ivan XXX / are renting the property ourselves. We do not own the property at XXX XXX XXX, XXX 2UD - Mr Maria XXX and Mr Hristo XXX are not legal tenants in the above property. We haven't signed any sort of agreement with them, so they don't have the right to be there . - we asked them to stay in the property we are renting while we are away. We are back long time ago and they don't want to leave the property. - I am 6 months pregnant at the moment and I have to go and sleep with friends because of them. - the landlord/ owner of the property/ already gave us a notice to leave. We agreed that the property willbe vacant on the 31st March 2014. - I gave 3 notices so far to Mr Hristo XXX and Mrs Maria XXX to vacate the property. First one by phone saying that I am forced to ask the police to help me with this matter, second one by text and the third one is by written letter / notice of eviction/ . I have been consulting with solicitors all through that time and I believe I am acting according to the law. The first notice is dated 22nd February saying that they must leave the property by 27th March 2014 which gives them more than 30 days to vacate. As my solicitors have advised me I have the right to change the lockers on the 28th march 2014 if they haven't left by them. That is what I am planning to do. I need a place myself to live and raise my child. Because of Mr Hristo XXX and Mrs Maria XXX I can't live in the property I am paying for. And they don't have any legal rights to classify themselves as tenants . I really hope you could help me with this matter! I tried to call you as well. I am looking forward to speaking to you soon. Regards Diana "
We are staying with friends now, but we do live there. Also there is another couple who live there, plus one lady and one student. Total of 10 people
For quite a while to be honest... The other people were living there the whole time though
If we move back to our house will that change their tenancy status?
Unfortunately for us, we will be responsible for the rent until we get a court decision. That's why it is not much of an option for us.
Can I ask is it ok to tell them that we are raising the rent?
They've already told the council that they are paying £300. They keep paying those money as well. Is it ok to tell them that the rent is increasing?
Can I still say that we do live in the property though.
Our things are in the property
Our housemates can confirm that we are living there
Do you think if I go back today that would mean that it is true?
At the end of the day I am just not sleeping there
It's me and my partner who are living in that house.
He and the other housemates can confirm that he has been living and sleeping there. Does that this help?
The notice of eviction is on behalf of two of us. We are both renting the property and are both paying all the bills.