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First Time In A Rented And Have Some Problems

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Moved in a couple weeks ago and it is my first rented property. Moreover I just came into the country from and have no job so far so I paid all six month rent in advance (yeah, stupid but ...). Signed AST on 15 of May and I am still awaiting for my copy, ringing agent almost every day. It is the first problem. Next I have a leakage from the neibourgh upstairs and I have been having since first day I moved in. Agent is aware of the problem and told me LL is aware too. And the leakage is a bit tricky, happens only when the guy above is going to shower, so he has no problems and it is impossible from his shower to mention it. And as far as I understand I should somehow get info that my deposit in TDS but no leters so far.

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Moved in a couple weeks ago and it is my first rented property. Moreover I just came into the country from and have no job so far so I paid all six month rent in advance (yeah, stupid but ...). Signed AST on 15 of May and I am still awaiting for my copy, ringing agent almost every day. It is the first problem. Next I have a leakage from the neibourgh upstairs and I have been having since first day I moved in. Agent is aware of the problem and told me LL is aware too. And the leakage is a bit tricky, happens only when the guy above is going to shower, so he has no problems and it is impossible from his shower to mention it. And as far as I understand I should somehow get info that my deposit in TDS but no leters so far.

Hmmm.... paying 6 months upfront has put you in a tricky situation.

Firstly, write a letter demanding both your AST copy and the TDS certificate. If you don't have it in 14 days, the you may need to look at legal action.

As for the leakage, it may be your neighbour that needs to make the repairs, as it sounds like his bath or drainpipes are leaking. I'd suggest you speak to the council's tenant's office, as they can help you further and take action on the leakage if the neighbour fails to make the repairs needed.

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Hmmm.... paying 6 months upfront has put you in a tricky situation.

Firstly, write a letter demanding both your AST copy and the TDS certificate. If you don't have it in 14 days, the you may need to look at legal action.

As for the leakage, it may be your neighbour that needs to make the repairs, as it sounds like his bath or drainpipes are leaking. I'd suggest you speak to the council's tenant's office, as they can help you further and take action on the leakage if the neighbour fails to make the repairs needed.

The trick is all house belongs to one landlord, it is a conversion which is devided in four studios. So the guy above rents his studio from the same LL. I ve been in the agency today and we ve made an apointment with me, agent, guy above and finaly the plumber for tommorow afternoon. Agent told me LL has sent him the signed AST today so hopefully agent will bring all documents to me tomorrow.

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The trick is all house belongs to one landlord, it is a conversion which is devided in four studios. So the guy above rents his studio from the same LL. I ve been in the agency today and we ve made an apointment with me, agent, guy above and finaly the plumber for tommorow afternoon. Agent told me LL has sent him the signed AST today so hopefully agent will bring all documents to me tomorrow.

The story continues, the plumber was delayed two times, tenant from above sad that this leakage is there for 2 years! and that agency is aware of this as well as the landlord is. So I have to go to court as I understand :). So here is the quation - who is responsible for this leakage - the agent, the LL or the tenant above?

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