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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in House Buying, Renting & Selling
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in House Buying, Renting & Selling
My landlord said they want us out for the mum to move in which is fine, but now they want to come and do all the jobs that have needed doing for the last 4 years and not sure why now.

So i told them they can do them when we move out or take us to court to get access.

Any way now they want to come to see the repairs which i said is fine. but just wondering if i let them both in can they do anything like say that i give them access and now i have to let them do the repairs ?
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  • Mr.GenerousMr.Generous Forumite
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    No, you are entitled to quiet enjoyment of the property as per your TA
  • No, you are entitled to quiet enjoyment of the property as per your TA

    So i don't have to let them come and do the work ? i thought we did and if not they can take up to court. which i don't mind got nothing to lose any way.
  • m0bovm0bov Forumite
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    Have you had a S21? Deposit protected?

    Anyway change the lock barrel and if they turn up call the police.
  • letitbe90letitbe90 Forumite
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    For the love of god, please don’t waste police time on what really is a civil matter...
  • Comms69Comms69 Forumite
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    letitbe90 wrote: »
    For the love of god, please don’t waste police time on what really is a civil matter...



    Harassment is a criminal matter


    illegal eviction - which is what they are implying - also a criminal matter.


    Where's the civil matter here?
  • Mr.GenerousMr.Generous Forumite
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    m0bov wrote: »
    Have you had a S21? Deposit protected?

    Anyway change the lock barrel and if they turn up call the police.

    Changing the lock may well be a breach of the tenancy, it would just cost you money from your deposit to have it changed again. It also could be a mortice lock, not so easy. Calling the police - good luck with that, its a civil matter.

    If landlord gives 24hrs notice of an inspection and they can't get in they can force entry. If the police did attend - which is at best a 50/50 - the only arrests made would be to prevent a breach of the peace or something similar.

    Just stick to politely declining the repairs as you wish to abide by the tenancy agreement and quietly enjoy your use of the property you are paying for.

    If a tenant on notice changed the locks to keep me out a coupe of possibilities, I might smell gas and force entry, I might notice damage to the front door and enter as the premises have obviously been broken into and left insecure, who knows.

    Your quiet enjoyment also includes being left alone by the landlord, if they are pestering you tell them in writing to stop and just say no further communication will be made regarding work done as you are leaving on xxx date and it can be done any time after that. You could point out that the house is obviously perfectly acceptable in its current state as none of these jobs were considered necessary for you to live there and pay full rent.
  • silvercarsilvercar Forumite, Board Guide
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    Harassment is a criminal matter

    Asking to do an inspection is not harassment!
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  • Comms69Comms69 Forumite
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    Changing the lock may well be a breach of the tenancy, it would just cost you money from your deposit to have it changed again. - uhm... not really. two issues: 1: a lock of similar quality, no loss suffered. AND simply replace the old lock when you leave, It also could be a mortice lock, not so easy. Calling the police - good luck with that, its a civil matter. - not if it's harassment or illegal eviction.

    If landlord gives 24hrs notice of an inspection and they can't get in they can force entry. - NO they cannot. If the police did attend - which is at best a 50/50 - the only arrests made would be to prevent a breach of the peace or something similar. - incorrect.

    Just stick to politely declining the repairs as you wish to abide by the tenancy agreement and quietly enjoy your use of the property you are paying for.

    If a tenant on notice changed the locks to keep me out a coupe of possibilities, I might smell gas and force entry - no, I might notice damage to the front door and enter as the premises have obviously been broken into and left insecure, who knows. - no.

    Your quiet enjoyment also includes being left alone by the landlord, if they are pestering you tell them in writing to stop and just say no further communication will be made regarding work done as you are leaving on xxx date and it can be done any time after that. You could point out that the house is obviously perfectly acceptable in its current state as none of these jobs were considered necessary for you to live there and pay full rent.


    Please don't tell me you are actually a landlord...
  • Comms69Comms69 Forumite
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    silvercar wrote: »
    Asking to do an inspection is not harassment!



    I think the implication was that the locks have been changed, the landlord has turned up and kicked off....


    "Anyway change the lock barrel and if they turn up call the police. "
  • m0bov wrote: »
    Have you had a S21? Deposit protected?

    Anyway change the lock barrel and if they turn up call the police.

    No section 21 yet and last time i checked the deposit was protected but they did they will keep that because i signed saying they could for new carpets because i have a dog, but that was over 4 years ago and been told it's wear and tear now plus there is no damage to them.
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