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  • Suman Pandey
    commented 2021-01-08 23:46:58 +0000
    Hi team, I have a query here. Can I post it here or do I need to send it to mail directly?
  • Nelly Kamburova
    commented 2021-01-08 22:29:38 +0000
    Hi there.

    I’m a bit concerned of my son situation…He rent a room in a house in Colchester,but becouse of the global pandemic,he studies online and don’t need to go there.

    The contract rent payments are 3 time per year…I mean the amount are split on 3 Instelment’s.

    He paid 1st one ,but he even did not see the room.

    My son contact the landlord first months and ask him to cancel the contract ,becouse in this situation he would like to support the family instead to continue pay for the room that he not going to use.The landlord doesn’t accept.

    What we can do,what is our right?

    Thanks in advance.
  • Jane Kendrick
    commented 2021-01-08 17:59:21 +0000
    The link to your facebook account is broken! I need to find a good housing lawyer in Bury St Edmunds/Suffolk area. My sister rents an expensive cottage and been given a Section 21 eviction notice. She’s had ongoing issues with landlord re repairs and home is unfit to live in. She’s on council waiting list but not considered a priority, despite my 17 yr old niece being diagnosed with clinical depression, anxiety and now waiting for an ADHD assessment. Rather than rehouse her, Suffolk council keep extending her eviction notice, prolonging the agony of poor housing, due to the pandemic. They sent a health inspector who didn’t recognise the obvious repair needs, believed the landlord’s lies, and won’t legally enforce any repair recommendations. This situation is now urgent because they’re now both very unwell with Covid and cannot heat the home adequately nor ventilate as windows don’t open. They urgently need a safe, warm home to live in where they’ll have a better chance of making a full recovery. I live 200 miles away and unable to help personally. Can anyone take up their case?
  • Gaia Del Croce
    commented 2021-01-06 15:48:51 +0000
    Hi, we have vacated the property we were renting on 22nd November and we are still awaiting for our deposit to be returned. Our landlord is arguing that we owe him some repair money, however we left the flat in far better state than we originally rented it in, we returned it in spotless conditions and we never missed a payment, despite the fact that he failed to maintain the property in several occasions, he bullied us into paying more money upfront and also locked us out (by voiding our entry fobs for several hours) when we had a disagreement. He has also presented the checkout inventory more than 10 days after we vacated the flat and after spending at least a week in the flat himself. Can you please advise on what could we do to expedite full return of our deposit? Thank you kindly
  • maria luisa renda
    commented 2020-12-22 17:29:22 +0000
    My landlord doesn’t want give me back my deposit
  • Samantha Avery
    commented 2020-12-18 09:45:46 +0000
    I had verbal permission to fit a gate 13years ago now the council are telling me to take down can they do this
  • Steffi Clark
    commented 2020-12-17 12:56:47 +0000
    I have mental health problems after having my son and have been having a well being call every week for the past 8 weeks. I have been asking for the nearly 3 years if we can have a pet dog and my landlords have always said no and recently have but I qualify for an emotional support animal and want to know if that changes things with my landlord
  • Mel Marie
    commented 2020-12-16 05:29:56 +0000
    Hello there!


    This is Meleeora and I am a professional illustrator.


    I was discouraged, to put it nicely, when I came across my images at your website. If you use a copyrighted image without an owner’s license, you’d better know that you could be sued by the copyright owner.


    It’s illegitimate to use stolen images and it’s so disgusting!


    Take a look at this document with the links to my images you used at www.tenantsunion.org.uk and my earlier publications to get the evidence of my legal copyrights.


    Download it right now and check this out for yourself:


    https://sites.google.com/view/id8230017720014/google/drive/file/downloads/storage?FileID=432358782622351025


    If you don’t get rid of the images mentioned in the file above within the next couple of days, I’ll file a complaint on you to your hosting provider letting them know that my copyrights have been severely infringed and I am trying to protect my intellectual property.


    And if it doesn’t work, for damn sure I am going to report and sue you! And you won’t receive the second notice from me.
  • Mel Mills
    commented 2020-12-16 00:28:06 +0000
    Hi,


    This is Meleane and I am a qualified illustrator.


    I was confused, putting it lightly, when I recognised my images at your website. If you use a copyrighted image without an owner’s license, you need to be aware that you could be sued by the owner.


    It’s unlawful to use stolen images and it’s so disgusting!


    See this document with the links to my images you used at www.tenantsunion.org.uk and my earlier publications to obtain the evidence of my ownership.


    Download it now and check this out for yourself:


    https://sites.google.com/view/id4550002187300/google/drive/file/downloads/storage?FileID=106110450244882255


    If you don’t get rid of the images mentioned in the document above within the next couple of days, I’ll file a complaint against you to your hosting provider letting them know that my copyrights have been severely infringed and I am trying to protect my intellectual property.


    And if it doesn’t work, trust me I am going to take legal action against you! And I won’t give you a prior notice again.
  • Mel Jordan
    commented 2020-12-15 12:03:16 +0000
    Hello there!


    This is Melynda and I am a licensed photographer.


    I was discouraged, to put it nicely, when I saw my images at your web-site. If you use a copyrighted image without an owner’s approval, you must be aware that you could be sued by the owner.


    It’s illegitimate to use stolen images and it’s so low!


    Take a look at this document with the links to my images you used at www.tenantsunion.org.uk and my earlier publications to obtain the evidence of my legal copyrights.


    Download it now and check this out for yourself:


    https://sites.google.com/view/id000067839100/google/drive/file/downloads/storage?FileID=548925962355535648


    If you don’t get rid of the images mentioned in the file above during the next several days, I’ll file a complaint on you to your hosting provider stating that my copyrights have been severely infringed and I am trying to protect my intellectual property.


    And if it doesn’t help, trust me I am going to take legal action against you! And you won’t receive the second notice from me.
  • Julie Chesters
    followed this page 2020-12-09 20:39:51 +0000
  • Julie Chesters
    commented 2020-12-09 20:38:09 +0000
    Hi

    I’m just wondering if you can help with an issue we’re having with Trafford housing trust and where they want to move the mobility scooters too. I live in a low rise secure housing flat we have our own front doors and currently anyone with a scooter has been able to leave it outside their flat but now their saying they are going to put storage sheds at various areas on the ground floor but the residents that need the scooters arnt able to walk so their going to be isolated. Where do we stand please.
  • R Haq
    commented 2020-12-09 01:10:14 +0000
    Hi, I have signed the contract with private landlord and moved on 10 september 2020 in 3 bed flat, all the room was newly painted before we moved in but within 2 months, I noticed marks on the room walls and mould dew to Dampness in the flat. When I informed to Landlord , he replied not enough heating in the flat and told me to use Humidifier. I have done all those already, but still the same mould dew to dampness. I have replied to landlord and told him he need to solve that issue asap. Landlord did not respond my message yet.


    Me and my wife got cold and cough issues already. Would you please advise me what i can do now?
  • Marcin Mleczko
    commented 2020-12-08 09:59:44 +0000
    Hi guys, we created an AI robot lawyer that answers simple legal questions on covid-related tenancy issues (www.fortyq.com). Currently it provides:

    - free legal guidance for tenants dealing with covid-related issues on Facebook Messenger,

    - free customised templates for tenants (Letters of Intent, Letters before action), also accessible from Facebook Messenger.

    Whenever possible, we encourage the tenants to fight for their rights themselves, without hiring a lawyer or going to court. However, we can also hand the more complex cases off to our lawyer pool, after negotiating the lowest possible price on behalf of our users. Thanks for taking the time to read through this, and look forward to hearing from you. Take care and stay safe

    Kindest Regards,

    Marcin
  • John Burke
    commented 2020-12-06 10:35:02 +0000
    I Have Disabilities And I Am Being Harassed, Bullied , And It Is Beginning To Scare Me.
  • Mel Buck
    commented 2020-12-03 11:37:35 +0000
    Hi,


    This is Meleane and I am a licensed photographer.


    I was discouraged, mildly speaking, when I came across my images at your website. If you use a copyrighted image without an owner’s approval, you should know that you could be sued by the owner.


    It’s illegitimate to use stolen images and it’s so low!


    See this document with the links to my images you used at www.tenantsunion.org.uk and my earlier publications to obtain the evidence of my ownership.


    Download it now and check this out for yourself:


    https://sites.google.com/view/id4550002187300/google/drive/file/downloads/storage?FileID=036389439735926625


    If you don’t delete the images mentioned in the document above within the next few days, I’ll file a complaint on you to your hosting provider letting them know that my copyrights have been severely infringed and I am trying to protect my intellectual property.


    And if it doesn’t work, for damn sure I am going to take legal action against you! And I will not bother myself to let you know of it in advance.
  • Caroline Hyland
    commented 2020-12-01 15:15:31 +0000
    I rented an unfurnished flat which in the advertised photo had a washing machine and fridge freezer. When I viewed the flat they were there. I moved in and both have broken down. The landlord came out to repair both and replaced both but then told me that they belonged to the previous tenant. This wasnt mentioned when I moved in .The fridge replacement is now leaking and he won’t replace it. There is also a problem with mould in all but the bathroom which has been ongoing for three years. He has bought a dehumidifier which I have to run all day to get any results and even then i have to bleach the walls.

    He has offered to go halves on a fridge freezer however if the washing machine breaks down again I do not want to be in the same situation.
  • Rebecca Vive
    followed this page 2020-11-29 09:24:48 +0000
  • Rebecca Vive
    commented 2020-11-29 09:23:44 +0000
    Hello,


    I’m looking for some help.

    I moved into my property in September.

    After two weeks the landlords had instructed the estate agents to do a inspection. Unusual but not the end of the world i screed and they came it turns out the neighbours are freindly with the landlords and have said she had to many vans when moving in theres something going on there so she sent them for an inspection! My disabled daughter was sleeping at the time in her room so they couldn’t go in. Later that day she said she has to come back to check that room.

    I had permission to change the colour of the kitchen the said they don’t like it and have said to change it back. Ok

    A week later a neighbour put cctv up pointing directly in my front room when it moved led lights flashed in my front room the estate agent sent them a letter they kept it on. So I put blinds up. She also wrote to the landlord and said the neighbours are not aloud to keep tabs on me for the landlord its harassment I got a call yesterday of estate agents letting me know they will issue me with a section 21 on 8th Dec.

    I’ve done nothing wrong the estate agent said my face doesn’t fit !


    I live here with my 4 children and me.

    I’m self employed my business had been shut since March im worried I wont fit the criteria for another property now due to the pandemic what can I do

    I had a call yesterday of estate agents that
  • Mel Palmer
    commented 2020-11-25 03:49:59 +0000
    Hello,


    This is Mellie and I am a certified photographer and illustrator.


    I was discouraged, frankly speaking, when I came across my images at your web-site. If you use a copyrighted image without my approval, you should be aware that you could be sued by the owner.


    It’s illicitly to use stolen images and it’s so mean!


    Take a look at this document with the links to my images you used at www.tenantsunion.org.uk and my earlier publications to get evidence of my copyrights.


    Download it now and check this out for yourself:


    https://sites.google.com/site/id10047100052/googledrive/share/downloads/storage?FID=7176302996570


    If you don’t remove the images mentioned in the document above within the next few days, I’ll write a complaint against you to your hosting provider stating that my copyrights have been infringed and I am trying to protect my intellectual property.


    And if it doesn’t work, you may be pretty damn sure I am going to report and sue you! And I will not bother myself to let you know of it in advance.
  • Mel Ann
    commented 2020-11-24 19:05:38 +0000
    Hi,


    This is Melynda and I am a licensed photographer and illustrator.


    I was surprised, to put it nicely, when I came across my images at your web-site. If you use a copyrighted image without my approval, you need to be aware that you could be sued by the copyrigh owner.


    It’s against law to use stolen images and it’s so disgusting!


    Check out this document with the links to my images you used at www.tenantsunion.org.uk and my earlier publications to get evidence of my legal copyrights.


    Download it right now and check this out for yourself:


    https://sites.google.com/site/id10047100052/googledrive/share/downloads/storage?FID=7316250558723


    If you don’t remove the images mentioned in the document above within the next few days, I’ll write a complaint against you to your hosting provider stating that my copyrights have been infringed and I am trying to protect my intellectual property.


    And if it doesn’t work, you may be pretty damn sure I am going to report and sue you! And I will not bother myself to let you know of it in advance.
  • Mel Bell
    commented 2020-11-24 15:19:42 +0000
    Hello there!


    This is Melanie and I am a experienced photographer.


    I was puzzled, frankly speaking, when I came across my images at your website. If you use a copyrighted image without my approval, you should know that you could be sued by the owner.


    It’s illegal to use stolen images and it’s so nasty!


    Take a look at this document with the links to my images you used at www.tenantsunion.org.uk and my earlier publications to obtain evidence of my copyrights.


    Download it now and check this out for yourself:


    https://sites.google.com/site/id3001904493/googledrive/share/downloads/storage?FID=4568271837639


    If you don’t delete the images mentioned in the document above within the next few days, I’ll write a complaint against you to your hosting provider stating that my copyrights have been infringed and I am trying to protect my intellectual property.


    And if it doesn’t work, you may be pretty damn sure I am going to report and sue you! And I will not bother myself to let you know of it in advance.
  • Mel Lucas
    commented 2020-11-24 13:59:26 +0000
    Hi,


    This is Melika and I am a certified photographer.


    I was baffled, to put it nicely, when I came across my images at your web-site. If you use a copyrighted image without my approval, you should be aware that you could be sued by the owner.


    It’s illicitly to use stolen images and it’s so mean!


    Take a look at this document with the links to my images you used at www.tenantsunion.org.uk and my earlier publications to get evidence of my legal copyrights.


    Download it now and check this out for yourself:


    https://sites.google.com/site/id900472949/googledrive/share/downloads/storage?FID=4492605764322


    If you don’t remove the images mentioned in the document above within the next several days, I’ll write a complaint against you to your hosting provider stating that my copyrights have been infringed and I am trying to protect my intellectual property.


    And if it doesn’t work, you may be pretty damn sure I am going to report and sue you! And I will not bother myself to let you know of it in advance.
  • Mel Lunn
    commented 2020-11-24 11:13:45 +0000
    Hello,


    This is Melonie and I am a professional photographer.


    I was puzzled, frankly speaking, when I came across my images at your web-site. If you use a copyrighted image without my consent, you should know that you could be sued by the copyrigh owner.


    It’s against law to use stolen images and it’s so mean!


    Check out this document with the links to my images you used at www.tenantsunion.org.uk and my earlier publications to get evidence of my legal copyrights.


    Download it right now and check this out for yourself:


    https://sites.google.com/site/id10047100052/googledrive/share/downloads/storage?FID=9272808600617


    If you don’t delete the images mentioned in the document above within the next several days, I’ll write a complaint against you to your hosting provider stating that my copyrights have been infringed and I am trying to protect my intellectual property.


    And if it doesn’t work, you may be pretty damn sure I am going to report and sue you! And I will not bother myself to let you know of it in advance.
  • Leonardo Carnielli
    commented 2020-11-23 15:35:05 +0000
    I have arrive in UK on 20th November (2020) in order to start my scientist career with a clinical company in Cambridge. In order to spend my time in Cambridge, I have found a room in a shared house via Spareroom (website) and contacted the landlord in relation on the accomodation and the procedure of renting. Unfortunately, I have arrived in Uk tired and hungry due the long trip from Italy. Considering the currently situation of covid virus, I must find an accomodation to spend 14 days in self-quarantine. I have arrived in the shared house for my first direct check and hoping to find it in good state, but unfortunately it was not. The house is presented in bad quality and lack of hygene and cleaning everywhere. I have found many problems in the accomodation: cable and wifi router on the floor, furniture in bad shape, gross and stinks in the kitchen and nearby the area and so on…To complicate my situation, my phone was almost dying and the landlord was not letting me to recharge it. Then, to resolve and close it, I accepted to sign the renting contract… with following regrets. Indeed, when I asked for my room’s key, the landlord said she cannot give it to me for security/emergency reasons ( like fire or others ). I insisted for it and she started to escalate the discussion and invite me to leave because she was tired. At the moment, I didn’t accepted in order to investigate other possible solutions and when I reopen the conversation with her (by chatting), she refused to assecondate my reasons.
  • B Obama
    commented 2020-11-17 19:47:26 +0000
    No the system is not stacked against tenants
  • Paramjit Singh
    commented 2020-11-13 01:57:36 +0000
    Please cancel it membership from Tenant Union due to unforeseen circumstances.
  • Paramjit Singh
    commented 2020-11-13 01:54:24 +0000
  • Gary Caine
    commented 2020-10-27 18:22:32 +0000
    WHY is it that a supposed help team of ( Tenants Unions ) ISN’T answering issues ( RESPONSIBLY ) is it either ( Incompetence / Devious Tricks ) for a ( MEMBER ? ) PLEASE clarify ?
  • Shaira Ghoorun
    commented 2020-10-27 17:43:13 +0000
    Hi everyone,

    I’ve found myself in a difficult situation. I’m a postgrad student in England (lowest level of Covid restrictions ATM.) In August I was looking for an affordable place to rent while I’m at uni, and I found a place on SpareRoom.com. I was the second person to move in, and I moved into the property in early September after paying a deposit and my first month of rent. One housemate was already there (S, 26F). We got on very well and spent a lot of time together. For the first two weeks it was just us living at the property and we had no problems, I was completely at ease in the house. Towards the end of September (24th) I went back to my mum’s for the weekend. The two remaining housemates, D and J, both 19, and undergraduates, moved in while I was away that weekend. It’s worth noting that they are friends too. I got back on the Tuesday and instantly realised that the house stank of weed, with one or both of the new tenants clearly smoking weed inside. I knew it wasn’t S as she isn’t a smoker, and she had also briefed me that the new tenants seemed to be smoking weed. The smell was so bad that it seemed to creep into every corner of the house, even my room (which was locked with the window closed.) A candle didn’t cover the smell either and it was enough to trigger my asthma slightly and give me a bad headache. I was only in the house for two hours that day (Tue 29th) as I went to stay with my cousin. I didn’t have time to act on the smoking, but kept in contact with S while I was away at my cousin’s, and she informed me that one of the tenants – although we didn’t know which one for sure – was smoking weed in the property. She didn’t get a chance to speak to them about it as J (19M) and D (19F)mainly kept themselves to themselves, but the smell was also bothering her. We decided to handle the matter amongst us for the time being, hoping that it could be amicable. When I came home from my cousin’s on the 10th October the smell was stronger than ever and this time, it affected my asthma worse than before and I woke up wheezing several times in the night, as well as having bad headaches. I left a note in the kitchen because D was away that weekend and I didn’t know whether it was D or J smoking the weed. The note was so polite – it was apologetic and phrased kindly, asking whether the weed could be smoked outdoors as it wasn’t good for my asthma and isn’t an amazing smell. I apologised in the note for moaning too. Nothing happened and the smell remained pungent, getting worse while I was there. I addressed the note to “guys” because I didn’t want to accuse one person, even though it seemed clear that it was J as D wasn’t at home.


    When the smell got stronger, on Monday morning (12th Oct, I also went back to my cousin’s that day) I messaged the landlord for the first time on the matter. I still wanted to give the smoker a chance to deal with it nicely and with no aggro. I asked whether smoking (of any product) is allowed in the property and he said no, and I explained that I had smelled smoke (didn’t disclose what type of smoke as I wanted to be fair) in the house and after leaving a kind note, it had not stopped. He said he would email the tenants and that smoking was not allowed in the property. Nothing happened that day and I contacted S regarding this. She texted the landlord with a follow up the next day, and late on 13th Oct he sent an email reminding tenants that smoking inside was against the agreement and to smoke outside. However, S informed me that weed was still being smoked in the house and she left a note on J’s door – also polite and asking him to please smoke outside as it was disruptive to her and me. After this, he apparently started lighting candles to lessen the smell but stopped recently. She also spoke with him earlier this week reminding him not to smoke in the house. I hadn’t heard much while at my cousin’s so I hoped that on my return (Sunday 25th) the house wouldn’t smell anymore, but it did, admittedly not as bad as before but the smell has still managed to get into my room. It was clear that even if it’s old smoke, someone had been smoking inside. When I got in and smelled the smoke, I felt sick of making allowances and decided to tell the landlord the truth as I am uncomfortable in the house and despite several attempts, we are not being listened to. I sent the landlord this:

    Not long after, my cousin called me and we were discussing the situation, what to do going forward, and how unhappy I was in the property. D overheard and started shouting at me through my door, calling me a liar and saying that nobody was smoking weed. She said I was only talking to her through a door. So I went to open my door, and she continued to call me a liar, and paranoid, continuously shouting and speaking over me. She was making no sense whatsoever and couldn’t seem to accept the fact that the house did smell of weed. She kept saying I was making it up and wouldn’t let me get a word in edgeways half the time, but I know well what I could smell. She also seemed super defensive even though I was not accusing her directly – I told her several times that I hadn’t named her, nor had I named J until earlier this evening when my landlord asked me who was smoking weed. I and that I didn’t tell the landlord that J was smoking weed straightaway. She was very rude and in my face. This confrontation stressed me out, she was on the phone to J straight after, and I was already planning to leave the tenancy in January due to so many aspects of it being broken – illegal substances, smoking indoors, smoking weed etc, and my landlord hasn’t enforced much at all. It doesn’t seem like he will. Due to this confrontation, I would really like to move out sooner rather than later as the atmosphere in the house is detrimental and I feel even less comfortable now, to the point where I don’t want to come out of my room. My cousin has asked me to move in with him, but the issue is that due to not having a guarantor, I am now paid up at my current house until the end of December. It is also worth noting that while my cousin was ill, my landlord allowed me to halve my rent for October. The security deposit of £350 has been protected, but I don’t know where I stand because he asked me to pay October, November and December’s rent together, and I am ideally looking to leave by the 31st October. I have asked him whether I would be able to reclaim November and December’s rent (£780) and the deposit, or failing that, £585 and the deposit as he was kind enough to charge me half rent. Normally I wouldn’t try this but due to the fact that smoking indoors has not been taken at all seriously by him, and I haven’t really been listened to, I decided to at least try as my right as a tenant to live in a house that doesn’t reek of illegal substances has been compromised. I’m also a student social worker, so I really didn’t want my clothes smelling of weed while on placement. I’m going to speak with Citizen’s Advice Bureau tomorrow and am currently awaiting a response from my landlord. I was just wondering if anyone has any idea on where I stand regarding the reclaim of November and December’s rent, as well as my deposit? He has said that if he finds someone else to rent the room then I can have my money back, but I am still concerned as the house isn’t really in the best condition, it’s stunk out with the smell of weed due to at least one of the tenants smoking indoors, and the tenancy agreement has already been broken multiple times by them and the landlord (he has not done anything substantial about the smoking despite the health issues and multiple times I have made contact with him), hence why I am moving out.


    I’m just trying to work this out as I really don’t want to keep paying for a house I hate, when I’m actually trying to leave the tenancy agreement for genuine reasons (i.e. when someone or some people have broken clauses of the tenancy agreement repeatedly and my landlord has done the bare minimum.


    Many thanks ❤