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« on: April 12, 2021, 09:35:21 AM »

My partner and I came to an agreement with our landlord (who is a nightmare to deal with) beginning of April that if we pay 2 months rent up front and surrender our deposit we can leave, as long as we are out by 11th April.
We informed the landlord that we had vacated the property with all our belongings and cleaned the property on Saturday 10th and she arranged to meet us at 11am on Sunday 11th to hand the keys out and check out.

Upon arriving to the property the landlord had let herself into the property, and the next door neighbours also informed us she had entered the property at 9:45am in the morning as well. When entering the property the landlord said everything was fine expect the grass needed cutting and the windows cleaning which to be honest they didnt but I cant be bothered to argue with her anymore, shes made our lives hell.
We gave the landlord the keys at 11:15am.
We stood chatting to a neighbour before we left, the landlord came back down the close and parked round the corner until we had finished.

The landlord has since said we are responsible for the house until work is signed off by herself, we explained that she can take the money for the trades people to carry out the work from our deposit. A handyman will cut the grass for 49 and a window cleaner for 30. Which in my opinion is expensive but for 79 I dont ever have to speak to her again.

She has since sent me multiple emails about window cleaners, sending me screenshots of local ones, and has sent me an email saying I need to confirm work can be done or else. We have confirmed the work can be done and taken from our deposit in a previous email so Im unsure why shes still messaging me. The neighbours next door have said no window cleaner has ever been to the property as the landlord said these was done before we moved in, so yet again, another lie.

Its making me feel very angry and harassed. Shes already had 2050 off us. If we have handed the keys back and paid all monies owed as per our agreement are we still liable? Do I have to respond to her?

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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2021, 11:14:28 AM »

...saying I need to confirm work can be done or else.

Or else what?

Just begin ignoring the emails... or read them as your ex-Landlord becomes more and more frustrated and have a chuckle. Don't let it get to you. The Landlord can huff-and-puff all they want.. but they'll have to actually take further action before you have to do anything... if you receive Court papers then you'll know you have a bigger problem on your hands and you'll need to deal with it, but then... not now. Just block all technology methods of communication (if you want) or let them come in, but stop responding. I would bet my left-testicle that the ex-Landlord won't take it any further and the issue will slowly evaporate (if they do progress it send me your address and I'll post it).

Whatever the neighbours might say, to anyone, is irrelevant. Your issue is a simple one and so is the resolution. Your business relationship is ended. Relish the communications... I would. I had it from the other side, from a Tenant, and I especially appreciated ignoring the ever-increasingly strident emails... which culminated with something like: "Fine! Be that way. You'll soon receive papers from the Court and then you will see how reasonable I have been."... interestingly nothing ever happened. All this was because of a cracked socket faceplate in the garage... I wanted to deduct 45 (a guess) from the Deposit for sourcing and the replacement of it... I thought that was reasonable... the Tenant said the new socket would be 7 and I could get an Electrician to replace it for 25... so the argument was over 45 - 32. What a complete numptie. It's good to observe people getting emotional... you only have to act if you care about them, or if they actually take it further in a legal sense... right now there's nothing for you to do.
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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2021, 12:27:59 PM »

Your landlord is a nutjob by the sound of it. Do not respond in any way,that will just feed her madness.Really don't be scared.Hippogriff is very attached to his left testicle,so he would not bet on it unless he was very certain.
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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2021, 05:00:31 PM »

Thanks both! Weve had an email today saying if we do not pay for the external windows to be cleaned were still liable for the tenancy as this was part of the agreement to leave!!! When it wasnt. We have in writing if we paid 3 months rent and was out by midday on the 11th were free from the tenancy.
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« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2021, 08:30:59 PM »

Ignore it.
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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2021, 12:09:16 PM »

It's a rare window that isn't external.
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