Compensation for non registered deposit?
My contract establish that our deposit will be protected (DPS) but after 11 months we had not received any letter not notification about it, the law establish a penalisation of 3 times that amount but, is this amount for us the tenants or is just a fine to the Landlord?
I live in UK
I do not agree at all, AT ALL, that you are responsible for not asking for this after 11 months, the law establish that is the LANDLORD RESPONSIBILITY, you HAVE GIVEN HIM THE MONEY, what people wants???
The law doesn’t protect at all the tenants and you can be served a S21 without any reason after 6 months in the property, so is very unlikely that any tenant will start when just moved into legal frenzy with your agency when still you are setting the BT Line.
As the law in UK is so weak against the Landlord, they still will find the way to go, but for sure, the can not issue you a S21 without registering the deposit, and then well, the war is on, go for your 3X, you deserved very well cause LANDLORDS LOVE THE S21 but they do love to enjoy your deposit, steal you and so on…
what can i do about the condition of the house i’m renting in the uk please help me?
ok so my kitchen work surfaces were moldy, 3 out of 4 of the bedrooms and the kitchen are all damp, the boiler doesn’t work very well basically the place is falling down around us. so we reported it to the EHO they came and found even more things wrong with this place and sent a threatening letter to the landlord saying if things weren’t fixed they were gunna get a large fine. so the owner came to look. currently there putting us half a new kitchen in ( and the words from the owners mouth were who gives a s### if it matches erm the people that live here?) in the process of doing that they found the kitchen floor boards are all rotten with damp so they all need ripping out! people just have there own set of keys and keep walking in and out of the house work men and that then today it started raining in the kitchen a pipe must have gone and the Water mains tap is boxed in so we cant get to it. as it is bank holiday nobody is around to fix this so i’m having to pack myself and the children up and move in to my parents house until the house is live able in again! is there anyone else i can report them to other than EHO? Can i claim compensation for being put out like this? what can i do? please help me as i just don’t know what to do
Move out of that dump.
Housing Problem in NYC, US. Battling with Landlord?
I lived in an apt in New York City for 8 months up to 7 months ago. The apartment was ill maintained and feature incomplete (in some ways, illegally) for the entire duration of that time (no smoke/carb mon detectors, 7 weeks of no heat/hw – at times in the middle of winter, no lights in half the apt, mold, water problems, shower/toilet failed to work, door lock broken, post office box lock broken, one bathroom _never_ worked for the entire 8 months, etc).
The landlord refused to take or return my calls or letters for the duration. I made complaints at least once per month every month to the dept of housing, multiple inspectors verified many of the problems, and the landlord was ordered to fix the issues in housing court toward the end of my tenancy.
I had a verbal agreement with one member of the management company that I would be compensated for some of the problems (though no figure was discussed), and that I would be allowed to move out before the end of my lease. I moved out after still being unable to get in touch with my landlord (after this agreement was made, but without any written confirmation). I could not reach them, so I mailed one set of keys to their office, and left the other set in the apt (the door lock was broken, which was one of the issues they never fixed). I left a voicemail for them informing them of such, and sent them a letter.
6 months later, they have called me claiming that I owe them rent for the months through my original lease ($10k), refuse to return my security deposit, and refuse to compensate me for these problems. I verbally agreed to pay them $5k for months prior to my departure, not including the security deposit or their compensation, and I sent them a check. They claim they never received the check, and reported my guarantor to a collection agency for the full $10k.
What are my options? Can I take them to civil court? If so, on what grounds? Compensation for the features I paid for but never received? Can I file a civil suit to request that they stop pursuing this? I am willing to pay them for the months prior to my departure ($5k worth), but I feel I should also be compensated for their negligence, and receive my security deposit.
Also, if I can pursue this in civil court, are there any lawyers I can speak to regarding this issue who would be willing to either: 1) Work for funds gathered from the LL (as court costs), 2) Provide a free consultation regarding my options.
Lastly, what are my options with respect to the collection agency? I sent them a letter with proof of the problems, but they haven’t responded, nor will they take or return calls. Is there something I can tell them which would force them to hold off until the landlord and I have settled the issues? I do not want this damaging my guarantor’s credit, but nor am I going to pay them $10k I don’t owe them, when they’ve agreed they owe me!
Thank you for your time,
Wow… This is great… 4 answers:
*) 1 chews me out for not getting one piece of evidence in writing without asking about the circumstances.
*) Another tells me I’m abusing my landlord! Ha! I appreciate the laugh…. because it’s my fault I kept paying him an exorbitant amount for an illegal apartment up until the time he told me I could leave, then didn’t even pursue being compensated until he broke his agreement and jumped on me for money I didn’t owe him.
*) 3 of the 4 didn’t actually read the whole problem before responding. (It seems 1 or 2 of those didn’t read more than a few sentences)
*) 2 of the 4 tell me it’s my fault, without actually answering any of my questions. I’m not asking if it’s my fault… I’m asking what my options are, and which lawyers I can go to. Again, please read the problem before answering it. They -agreed- I could leave, and I -did- take them to housing court.
Thanks for the reference Doran. I really appreciate it! Can anyone else provide any advice?
If you are still in NYC contact the lawfirm of Grimble & Loguidice.
Robert Grimble is the best landlord tenant lawyer there is. He fights for the little guy.
He was my lawyer, and I also worked for him for a time…I’ve seen him in action…he is feared!
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