veery sure it is in a deposit sceme we only been here 2 years
Thankyou for the Notice to Quit and AT6 Notice. They are however not required to end our tenancy as we hearby give notice in accordance with the short assured tenancy of our intention to leave the property on or before the 10th March 2014-02-03
We understand reasons are not required but would like to give Emma Mitchell and yourselves so insight as to how we came to this decision
We feel Emma Michellhas not carried out out her duties as landlord in a manner compliant with the law, the contract between us and the codes of conduct layed out in the National Landlords association.
Emma Mitchell has:
1. On atleast three occasions entered the property without consent
(Landlord Tenancy Act 1985 sec 11 s.sec 6
2. On atleast 5 occasions entered the property by herself or with workmen without giving reasonable notice. Told when she was coming and Emma Mitchell made no attempt to inquire as to the apprpriateness of her visit
(Housing (Scotland) Act 1988 sec 22 s.sec 2
3. Unfortunatly Emma Mitchell decided to replace a working oven (5 ring gas burner large fan oven separate warming oven) with the cheapest model available in Curries as of 1/2/2014 and therefore not replaced like for like
4. Reduced our garden area and not the rent for a period greater than 1 year but no longer than 18 months
(No written tenancy amendments)
5. Failed to have the boiler serviced since the commencement of the contract (2/5/2011) and not provided any literature or reports
(Landlord and Tenancy Act sec 11)
6. Failed to have the chimney swept since the commencement of the contract (2/5/2011) and not provided and literature or reports
(Landlord and Tenancy Act sec 11)
7. Left the clean up of a burst pipe causing flooding (around 10 hours work) without thanks or concern to any of our belongings. Emma Mitchell’s attitude and behaviours led me to believe it was my fault. It certainly was not my fault as the plumber explained
(Landlord and Tenancy Act sec 17)
8. Brought in her father to fix the bath again after we had informed her of it leaking into the study/living room. We waited over two weeks they were in the property ten minutes and informed us it was fixed – It is not.
(Defective premises Act 1972 sec 4) (Landlord and tenancy Act 1985)
9. Failure to properly install suitable housing for gas bottles
(Housing Act 2004)Gas Safety Regulations 1998)
10. Failure to provide gas safety record
(Gas Safty Instilation and use 1998)
11. Failure to provide any literature on the septic tank or have it serviced/maintained as you are no doubt aware a contentious issue of responsibility.
(warren vs Keen 1954) Landlord and Tenancy Act sec 11)
at this point we are not requesting or interested in a response to these claims.
Although not a complete list these are re main areas of concern. After we had sought legal advice, we do not intent to pursue these claims at present although they are happy to represent us in the future. We have taken legal advice with regards XXXXX XXXXX prior to receiving contact with yourselves
Through comments made to us by others Emma Mitchell has not been portrayed in a pleasant way, our own dealings with her have not been pleasant either.
Our plan of action for the return of Foxgloves is as follows:
We are choosing to withhold our forwarding address until closer to the end of tenancy
We request Emma Mitchell does not contact us in any way (see points 1. and 2.)
We will be leaving the property before the 10/3/2014 and will inform in writing Mr Murray Little of any and all appropriate dates for Emma Mitchell to enter the property for inspection or viewings.
We will provide a representative to meet Emma Mitctcell for the purposes of the walkthrough. Unfortunately despite requests we were not provided with an itinery of contents.
Due to the perceived breakdown in communication and a high element of mistrust we are choosing to withhold our last months rent monies in light of Emma Mitchells behaviour until after the walkthrough where upon a written agreement will be made between Emma Mitchell and our representative as to the state of repair.
I ask you to remind Emma Mitchell we have paid over £11000 on time every time since the beginning of our tenancy and that our moral turpitude should not be in question. If required we can show evidence of monies held. We will pay our debt once an agreement on the state of repair of the property has been made and before the return of any and all deposit.
I believe this to be the best course of action before either party feel it necessary to pursue any civil actions. We most certainly have issue with Emma Mitchells practices and hope agreement is met as it would be our last resort to start civil proceedings.
I appreciate that the scedual laid out might not be in accordance with Emma Mitchells wishes but point out we will make good our responsibilities within a reasonable timeframe and hope Emma Mitchell will do the same. (Long before the intention to proceed with AT6 Notice). We are aware of our legal responisibilities.
After living in over ten rented accommodations and never had to respond to a landlords intention to take back a property and always maintaining good relationships with landlords it saddens me to feel this letter necessary but hope it finds you well.
As this letter was drafted before contact was made by yourself, please excuse any drafting errors
David Humphrey Claire Mcgeorge