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I drive a 16 year old car which I am in the throws of handing over ownership to my common law partner of 30 years, similarly we share ownership of a static caravan on a retirement park home
Apart from the aforestated I have practically no other assets other than an old laptop and the clothes I stand up in
I`m sorry but I have not received your answer
It is a mobile home static van probably worth about £20k
Yes but only 4 months prior to my departure & non prior to my moving in. I have requested a copy of the independent survey report but all I`ve been given is their dilapidations report drawn from the survey.
I most certainly do dispute the fact that they want me to refurbish parts of the building that have not been touched for years and to replace certain items that were completely functional
I have not received your answer
All you have done is to ask me questions you have not actually given me any answers!
Yes I need to know the answers to the questions before I can tell you what I think
You need to ask for a copy of the full report and point to the fact that if they are seeking to rely on the report it will be a discloseable document and MUST be forwarded now, otherwise you will seek a Court order.
As Landlord it is for them to prove dilapidations.
What they can't prove of course is if the property has deteriorated.
They had no survey before you moved in.
Write when you are asking for a copy of the report and ask them to confirm this.
If so then they would need to prove in Court that the property has dilapidated and you caused it
I can't see how they can do this if there is no original report.
How is a Judge expected to compare and see what is and is not caused by you?
In any event even if it does go to Court and goes against you, you can go bankrupt.
If you have no assets then there is nothing the other side can do about it.
You are unlikely to lose your home given the very low value.
But the starting point is asking for disclosure, its a discloseable document
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
No I think you have confirmed my own thoughts and provided as much information as I can hope for at this stage of the game.
They must have evidence.
Thank-you and a Happy New Year
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