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I found a place before 3 weeks for short stay no contract , it was 3 weeks for £450

Now the landlord suddenly tells me I need to pay for bills which she didn't mention. I said I am okay paying £30 which I did but wants me to pay another £25 in which i dont want to.

Since it was her responsibility to tell me in the first place about the bills, then there was a problem with a toilet and i was running up and down to fix the toilet.

I am actually annoyed because of this. Will I get in any trouble if i dont pay the bills? Since there is no contract or anything?

The house full of mould i got sick also two times.
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  • Since I cannot edit my post >

    Now, the landlord has suddenly informed me that I need to pay for bills, which she didn't mention before. I initially agreed to pay £30, which I did, but now she is asking for an additional £25, which I am not willing to pay.

    Since it was her responsibility to inform me about the bills initially, and there was also an issue with the toilet that I had to deal with, I am feeling quite frustrated about the situation.

    I am wondering if I could face any consequences for not paying the bills, considering there is no formal contract in place?

    Additionally, the house is filled with mold, and I have gotten sick twice. This adds to my concerns about the living conditions.

  • km1500
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    is it a self contained room / flat with a lock on your front door or is it eg a room in your landlord's house?
  • km1500 said:
    is it a self contained room / flat with a lock on your front door or is it eg a room in your landlord's house?
    so the landlord has the place , the landlord is not living she's renting it to a couple and me.

    My door is unlock there is no lock whatsever.
  • You do have a contract, just verbal not in writing (entirely legal in England, bonkers i know! Other countries handle this better.

    Any proof (eg txt, email, someone who overheard what was agreed) of what was agreed (eg rent, dates etc?)
  • You do have a contract, just verbal not in writing (entirely legal in England, bonkers i know! Other countries handle this better.

    Any proof (eg txt, email, someone who overheard what was agreed) of what was agreed (eg rent, dates etc?)
    I have a text where i say to her exactly this >

    "So  i will need to pay you 3 weeks for £450
    and she says "That would be great let me know if there is anything you need"

    But thats what we agreed on. There wasn't anything else.
  • Thanks: Then decline her kind offer for you to pay for a load more things.

    Are you living in same building as her? Is this England?  

    If a separate building you have an entirely valid AST tenancy and I'm very confident you can stay as long as you like unless she takes you to court to evict.
  • Thanks: Then decline her kind offer for you to pay for a load more things.

    Are you living in same building as her? Is this England?  

    If a separate building you have an entirely valid AST tenancy and I'm very confident you can stay as long as you like unless she takes you to court to evict.
    I was leaving in the hostels so I had found a place which was at 8 of december meaning i am moving tomorrow to the new place. I found her before like 1 month ago and she agreed and let me stay there for that amount of time of 3 weeks.

    The house is very dirty and there is mould i got sick from being here and i think even if she takes me to court or whatever i could show the pictures and I am sure i am justified...

    I just hate the drama and you know problems out of nothing...


  • Alderbank
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    Just to clarify, you moved in to her place about three weeks ago and you move out into the new place tomorrow (8 December)?

    You paid her £450 as agreed for the 3 weeks but you have not paid for any of the extras?

    I think I would just move out.
  • Alderbank said:
    Just to clarify, you moved in to her place about three weeks ago and you move out into the new place tomorrow (8 December)?

    You paid her £450 as agreed for the 3 weeks but you have not paid for any of the extras?

    I think I would just move out.
    There are no extras to be paid thats the thing she never mentioned it.
    Suddenly she demands me to pay bills which i did not agree on that. 

    So thank you for your input.


  • MeteredOut
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    edited 8 December 2023 at 10:00AM
    Tell herethere was no agreement to pay any bills on top the agreed £450, move out tomorrow, and move on with your life. I doubt she'll come chasing for £25.
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