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« on: November 11, 2019, 11:14:35 AM »

Hi there,

First post ,so bear with me.

Tenant just done a bunk without giving notice to us,but to the estate agency who found our tenant originally.
Is it common courtesy to give us notice too,so we can find another suitable tenant ?

They donít manage this properly,but original contract was through them.
I caught the tenant moving out on Friday,and asked his mother what was going on,as all seemed a bit strange.
She blatantly lied and said he his getting new appliances etc.
The mother of said gentleman is the gaurantor of the rent etc,so thought it perfectly ok to ask about it.
Finally saw the tenant himself,and he said oh yeah moving out,lost job (which is not nice) canít afford it.
Should say we live next door,I had noticed a different pattern to his routine ,so donít believe he just lost his job on Monday of last week.
He says he told agent on Monday,However they say he told them 3 weeks ago !
Should I go mad with agent or are they in there rights not to notify us ?

Sorry for rambling,all frustrating as could of had a a new tenant in place, next week rather than 3 week.

Do people think all landlords are loaded .

Thanks .

He has paid up to date no issues,itís all very clo
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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2019, 12:06:01 PM »

Do people think all landlords are loaded .

Yes.

In the eyes of a Tenant the Landlord and the Agent are supposed to be one-and-the-same entity... however, you know the Agent does not do Full Management for you. The Tenant has given notice to someone... a genuine mistake may have been made... the Agent may have easily given the impression they're involved in the equation. We cannot tell what's happened. Tenants often, quite perversely, feel better talking to an Agent, rather than a Landlord. One fact is not disputed - the Tenant tried to give some kind of notice, to someone.

Go mad with the Agent, yeah. But what hold do you have over them? They aren't employed by you. Water off a duck's back... why would they be interested in you mouthing-off? I don't think they'd be bothered at all... unless there was some kind of consequence for them. You'll have to let us know if there is.
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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2019, 03:34:08 PM »

The tenancy should state clearly who and how notice may be given.
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« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2019, 10:03:16 AM »

The Tenant's gone, though... the OP's only questions were about whether it was common courtesy for the Tenant to give the Landlord notice too(?)... yes. and whether they could launch into the Agent for not passing on information on a property they do not manage... no. The OP appears to have given-up on the Tenant / notice angle completely.
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« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2019, 10:20:26 AM »

Have a go at the agents if it makes you feel better,but believe me it will be water off a duck's back to them.Certainly it is common courtesy to give  formal notice,even if not required to,but what constitutes good manners seems to vary a lot.Move on,change agents if you feel they have failed you.Don't expect anything better from the next one though.Yes,all landlords are fat cats and a fair target,property is theft.   
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« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2019, 07:07:38 PM »

Hi  all,

Thanks for the replies,having calmed down a bit,it is water of a ducks back for agent.

He gave notice to agent and told them he had also told us !
However this not the case,hence why I was peeved off.
Manners cost nothing,there you go.

Having received the checkout photos and report today,it appears he/they have been smoking in the property .
White marks etc where pictures/mirrors were.
Plus the smell !
The tenancy agreement clearly states no smoking.
What is a reasonable/current charge from a deposit ?

Thanks.
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« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2019, 09:18:10 PM »

A million Pounds?
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« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2019, 09:52:13 PM »

Will see what he says...
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