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Landlord wants more money

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in House Buying, Renting & Selling
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  • Pixie5740Pixie5740 Forumite
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    Comms69 wrote: »
    Personally I’d ask for £2k + deposit returned and surrender at your choice.

    I suspect they’ll accept. Easier to move before baby here

    And a glowing reference.
  • shortcrustshortcrust Forumite
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    Comms69 wrote: »
    Reply:

    No thank you.

    - nothing else.

    This is the best advice, but I'd be sorely tempted to explain in some detail how their and the landlord's behaviour had influenced that decision.
  • Jm90Jm90 Forumite
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    I've looked at other housing in the area and there is nothing with what we need. This is a 5/6bed.
    For similar money I can't find anything.
    Plus I'm 9weeks off having baby, 101 things to do before then as you can imagine. The whole way they have gone about it really pi**es me off to be honest.
    Just felt it all stemmed from us not paying 3x rent upfront for the rest of our time here.
    Thanks all I will let them know that I am not willing to accept the offer.
  • buggy_boybuggy_boy Forumite
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    Your getting a bit desperate Crashy old boy... Is your crash still not coming...
  • AnotherJoeAnotherJoe Forumite
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    That's completely irrelevant to the OP, CT.


    So, its like 90% of his posts then? :D
  • es5595es5595 Forumite
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    My two-penny worth!

    “I acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 10th October.

    As we have explained to you during these aforementioned telephone conversations, we hold an assured shorthold tenancy that is not due to expire until August 31 2019.

    Due to personal reasons (I am currently pregnant and due in December) and the amount of disruption this would cause with a newborn baby we; *delete as applicable

    - cannot entertain any suggestion of moving before the end of our assured shorthold tenancy, but we are happy to serve notice and move out on 31st August 2019, if we have received a positive reference allowing us to move to a new property
    - Are prepared to move out at the end of XX 2019, surrendering our tenancy early, and causing huge disruption to our new family, if the landlord agrees to pay a ex-gratia payment of £1200 on the day of moving out

    Both these offers are valid until the 31st October 2018, and not subject to further negotiation.

    We are sure as professional agents we don’t need to remind you of our entitlement to a right of quiet enjoyment, but as I am pregnant and need no further stress or hassle, I request that after 31st October you contact us only in writing.

    Yours XX “
  • Crashy_TimeCrashy_Time Forumite
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    Jm90 wrote: »
    Sorry.
    The original 6 month contract was signed by both us and the estate agents.
    They then sent via post, 2 copies of a 12 month tenancy already both signed by them, asking me to sign both and return one to them.
    I did this, they then said the landlord had changed his mind and only wants it to be 6months at a time.
    They would change the contract their end to 6months.
    I never received a new one, so have a tenancy signed by both parties for 12 months.

    Only says we have to pay £x amount per month not three months at a time


    So immediately stop paying in advance, you shouldn`t have given the landlord the impression that you were prepared to give them a credit line in the first place.
  • pinkshoespinkshoes Forumite
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    Jm90 wrote: »
    I've looked at other housing in the area and there is nothing with what we need. This is a 5/6bed.
    For similar money I can't find anything.
    Plus I'm 9weeks off having baby, 101 things to do before then as you can imagine. The whole way they have gone about it really pi**es me off to be honest.
    Just felt it all stemmed from us not paying 3x rent upfront for the rest of our time here.
    Thanks all I will let them know that I am not willing to accept the offer.

    I would WRITE to them (email fine, but send via post too) thanking them for their letter, but pointing out that the tenancy ends August 2019 as per the tenancy agreement signed by them/the landlord. Attach a scan of it.

    Say that if they can find a suitable similar property in the area for the same price, then you will be willing to move out by XX November, but only when your deposit is returned in full, and an additional £3000 transferred via bank transfer to your account for the inconvenience.

    State that they have 7 days to accept this offer otherwise given you are heavily pregnant, you will be remaining in the property until the end of the tenancy in August 2019.
    Should've = Should HAVE (not 'of')
    Would've = Would HAVE (not 'of')

    No, I am not perfect, but yes I do judge people on their use of basic English language. If you didn't know the above, then learn it! (If English is your second language, then you are forgiven!)
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