Jump to content
House Price Crash Forum
Sign in to follow this  
Sir Sidney Ruff-Diamond

Letting Agent Vandalised My Property

Recommended Posts

This is a weird one. I bought a modest house in West London a couple of years ago (figured the government was going to bail ad inifinitum) and came home the other day to find a local letting agent had nailed a sign onto the brand new brick wall I had built at the front.

Naturally I pulled it down and broke it into three pieces. Cheeky scum. They came and quietly removed the pieces this afternoon.

Anyway, my question is this - I'd like to invoice the letting agent for the damage they (mistakenly) did to my property. I assume its a mistake, but they haven't apologised yet. Does anyone have any experience of this? Any advice?

They said they would call me today to discuss but being letting agents, they didn't bother of course mad.gif.

Cheers

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is a weird one. I bought a modest house in West London a couple of years ago (figured the government was going to bail ad inifinitum) and came home the other day to find a local letting agent had nailed a sign onto the brand new brick wall I had built at the front.

Naturally I pulled it down and broke it into three pieces. Cheeky scum. They came and quietly removed the pieces this afternoon.

Anyway, my question is this - I'd like to invoice the letting agent for the damage they (mistakenly) did to my property. I assume its a mistake, but they haven't apologised yet. Does anyone have any experience of this? Any advice?

They said they would call me today to discuss but being letting agents, they didn't bother of course mad.gif.

Cheers

Basic rules of dealing with any agency or organisation.

1. Everything in writing. If you have to have a verbal conversation, document it and send them a copy, stating that this is for the record and you wuld welcome any corrections

2. set timelines for action on both sides. For example, their promise to talk to you 'today' if documented is an example of their bad behaviour

The above are of great use if you have to go to the small claims court. In my experience it also makes them behave better as they know if you are organised to document stuff, the risk of pissing you about is much higher

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Basic rules of dealing with any agency or organisation.

1. Everything in writing. If you have to have a verbal conversation, document it and send them a copy, stating that this is for the record and you wuld welcome any corrections

2. set timelines for action on both sides. For example, their promise to talk to you 'today' if documented is an example of their bad behaviour

The above are of great use if you have to go to the small claims court. In my experience it also makes them behave better as they know if you are organised to document stuff, the risk of pissing you about is much higher

+1

Also a bit of legalise ("Without prejudice" etc) will probably get them worried.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I hope you took a photo of it first...

I might have been inclined to photo it then report it to the police as "criminal damage" or something, the crime number

might come in handy down the line.... Then write to the agent LETTER BEFORE ACTION - RE: Criminal Damage etc....

You can't do that now though seeing as your smashed up their property too!

London agents are quite shocking. I rented a flat once only to find out they had let other people move in before out

move out date! Some of our stuff still in there and some cleaning to do. Everything paid up to date always etc.

Law seems to go out the window a bit when it is non-born brits letting to other non-born brits.... but in our case

they picked a born brit and we got a big payout for illegal eviction etc.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • 246 Brexit, House prices and Summer 2020

    1. 1. Including the effects Brexit, where do you think average UK house prices will be relative to now in June 2020?


      • down 5% +
      • down 2.5%
      • Even
      • up 2.5%
      • up 5%



×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.