Can You Legally Annoy Your Landlord? — Yes, Here's How!
Has the experience of finding the perfect flat for rent been doused by an intrusive landlord? Perhaps your landlord seemed ideal upon looking at the rental only to turn sour when the lease agreement had been signed?
You do like the rental, but how are you going to put up with this annoying landlord? In this post, we will show you where you stand legally, and the legal ways you can by using the services of DoNotPay to work on your behalf.
The Annoying Landlord
Most citizens consider themselves in a situation where their hands are essentially tied once they have become a renter to an annoying landlord. The truth is, there are laws in place to protect you from bad service.
- Has your landlord discriminated against you because of age, nationality, sex, or race?
- Harassed you by entering your rental repeatedly during your absence, for instance, while you work?
- Does your landlord refuse to repair items that are needed and pose a safety threat?
Don't be afraid to complain. Don't be afraid to and return exactly what is being given!
Approach Your Landlord With Your Issues
Problems can sometimes avoid being elevated if both parties agree to discuss the issues in a civil manner. If you are uncertain about doing this take someone with you the is familiar with the problems for moral support. If the face-to-face isn't the ideal setting for this chap consider a phone call or an email.
But before you approach the landlord;
- Make notes about what you want to say.
- If the flat needs repairs, be specific about what needs to be repaired and how long it has been in need.
- If there are additional tenants with similar issues you may do well to appoint a spokesperson for the group.
You are perfectly within your rights as a tenant to issue these infractions to your landlord in the form of a legal statement. When your statement is finished, make enough copies to give him or her one per week for the next three months or until their efforts to avoid you are less than the sight of another statement!
Your statement should include the following document as proof:
|Letters||If you write your landlord, keep copies and get tracking for the post. You should keep an ongoing record of every written correspondence from your landlord or yourself.|
|Photographs||Take photographs of any damages or repairs that need to be dealt with by your landlord. This will allow you to keep a running record of how the damages increase because of their resistance to repairing it.|
|Receipts||If you have a leaky tap and end up replacing it yourself because the landlord doesn't take care of it, keep receipts. This will show proof that you have tried to work with them on it and may help if you need to be reimbursed for it.|
|GP Letters||For this, if there is something in your loft that is making you sick and your landlord isn't repairing it, letters can help you prove your case if it goes to court. Their notes will work in your favour to potentially get compensation for your medical bills.|
|Tenancy Agreement||Your tenancy agreement will show what repairs you are responsible for and which ones your landlord is supposed to handle. If there is nothing in it that says you are responsible for the repairs you are dealing with, it proves that your landlord agreed to take care of them.|
What You Can Legally Do to Your Landlord
Nobody likes being sued. That simple statement is your best defence against an annoying landlord. If you live in England, as of March 20, 2020 anyone in a lease agreement or statutory tenancy can use the Homes Act to sue their landlord regardless of when that tenancy began!
It seems that more landlords are behaving badly in the UK than just yours! Tenants can sue over several issues that landlords have let slide in the past, you can even sue your landlord if your flat is cold and damp!
The following statement was taken from Natasha Batty, a lawyer in the UK familiar with rental law;
"According to the charity, Shelter, there around 2.5 million people in the UK who are living in rented homes that are not fit for human habitation."
See, landlords behaving badly! You can even sue your landlord if your deposit is not properly protected according to UK law! If your landlord has constantly ignored your pleas for repairs, pest control, HVAC or plumbing issues the law is definitely on your side and you definitely have the right to complain, excessively!
Here's how to get your point across by using the landlord protection in the UK product from DoNotPay!
Use DoNotPay to Get Results From Your Landlord in the UK!
DoNotPay is a way for you to level the playing field and be on equal terms with your landlord in the UK. This is by far the best way for fast and easy results, legally!
How to send a letter demanding your issues be settled using DoNotPay:
If you want to get the attention of your landlord in the UK, but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered in 4 easy steps:
- Search for and open the Landlord Protection product on DoNotPay.
- Select which issue applies to you.
- Answer a simple set of questions, so our chatbot can collect the necessary information to create your demand letter.
- Choose whether you want DoNotPay to send the demand letter to your landlord or roommate on your behalf. If you already tried sending a demand letter, and it didn't work, we can help you start the small claims court process.
And that's it! You should hear back from your landlord directly once your demands are sent.
If that gets you nowhere DoNotPay can prepare the paperwork to sue your landlord.
What Else Can DoNotPay Do?
Getting your needs met by your landlord is just a sample of what you can use DoNotPay to do! Take a moment and look at these other related issues you can successfully navigate with DoNotPay hard at work on your behalf!
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