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Morning. We are tenants. How can we protect our rights? Not

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Morning. We are tenants. How can we protect our rights?
JA: What steps have you taken so far? Have you prepared or filed any paperwork?
Customer: Not yet. We just moved to new place and landlord is denied to do things she supposed to do.
JA: Where is the property located?
Customer: Cm22
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Not really

Welcome to JA. I’m Vineet, a UK qualified & practicing Solicitor and I will be dealing with your case today.

Could you please specify which rights are being denied by the Landlord?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
We moved a week ago. We are renting 2 b house with garden and a shed. The shed is full of her friend's staff. She promised to emptied. Now She doesn't want to do it . We have to keep our bijes and other professional equipment outside under the rain.
In the garden is lots of her rubbish like carpets cuts and bro***** *****en staff. She promised to removed. Now she doesn't want to do it. Because of that we cant use our garden properly.
The fence In the garden fall down. We dont have any privacy. She said she will repaired. Now she doesn't want to do it.
And she is keeping to say: " If you don't like something- that's it! Get out! It's my shed! And it's my cottage!"
It's only a week we moved here...

Could you please confirm what type of tenancy is this?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Its ASTA

Thank you for your reply. Are the garden and shed part of the rented premises?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It ssys contents the furniture, fixtures, and other items left with the property set out on the attached list.
We also have email where she said that she will empty the shed.

Thank you for your reply.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The garden is the part of cottage. And a shed is part of garden. We are renting all cottage with gardens and sheds.

If the garden shed and garden is part of the rented premises, and they have not been emptied as promised by the Landlord, thus you are unable to make full use the whole premises, you can ask for a rent reduction

Write to the Landlord, asking for the rent reduction due to the reasons given above, till the problem get resolved

Keep records of any emails, letters or messages and get any change agreed in writing.

If the Landlord does not agree to any rent reduction, you can initiate a claim for compensation against the Landlord

You can get compensation for the inconvenience of not having the full use of the rented premises.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
we asked. She said "No! It's my shed! And it's my cottage!"
She behaves like we dont have any rights.

You can initiate a claim for compensation in a small claims court. Before that write to the Landlord for rent reduction till the garden and shed , both are sorted, notifying that if the Landlord fails to act , you would have to initiate compensation claim

Write to the Landlord for rent reduction and keep record for all such correspondence. you would need that in the compensation claim.

If you need further assistance, please let me know.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you very much.
How can I let you know?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How can we get your help for writing that letter?

Even after rating the answer, you can ask any follow-up questions, I would be more than happy to assist you further.

Regarding the letter, you can use the content from this answer, that you have not been able to make the full use of the premises, thus wants reduction in rent.

Please don`t forget to rate the answer before you leave JA today, so that I could get credited for my time

Thank you.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How can I safe this conversation?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Will it stay in my history somwhere on this website?

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