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« on: October 19, 2021, 04:33:18 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2021, 04:52:23 PM »

Is this a HMO,or is it just you and another  housemate? If the former,as I understand it the landlord or his agents can go into the communal areas without prior warning.I cannot think of any circumstances other than a real emergency where anyone can let themselves into your bedroom without prior warning. That is really offensive.and could cause much embarassment.I would complain in writing,and keep your door locked when you are in there. If they persist I would get the lock changed.Out of interest,why are they doing this,have you reported repairs that are needed?
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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2021, 05:10:44 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2021, 09:38:39 AM »

You should replace the old lock when leaving,but you are at liberty to keep your own lock while living there.There are things you could do,but you will probably be told it is a civil matter,and end up having notice served on you.I would be looking for somewhere else,keep quiet until you get your deposit back.
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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2021, 01:11:49 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2021, 01:23:14 PM »

I don't believe changing the locks of internal doors is illegal. If you are up for a scrap, ask them to justify that...

I don't even believe changing the locks of external doors is illegal (certainly not in a normal exclusive possession type tenancy)... but in a HMO situation I can imagine there are nuances. And I can't imagine anyone ever does it. In fact, most of your problems come from this being an HMO, right? We have to understand the typical occupants of an HMO will be... well... at the lower end of society... or young... or be just generally na´ve... and just "do as they're told", which you won't. It's not right... but typically it would be true. The Agent obviously thinks they have power. The debate is whether you push back and risk not having your room as soon as you can imagine... or you accept.
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« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2021, 04:42:25 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2021, 06:19:45 PM »

Why were the police checking the place? Are they just fobbing you off?
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« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2021, 12:59:57 AM »

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« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2021, 08:01:41 AM »

An Agent of this nature will not have any interest in the care of long-term clients. Their client turnover (as well as employee turnover) will be so high it will be difficult to achieve, even if they were minded to try. Their Facebook page is littered with glowing reviews, though.
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« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2021, 09:31:11 AM »

If I woke up and found a total stranger standing in my room I would lash out with whatever came to hand.They sound quite disgraceful,pig-ignorant and unprofessional.
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« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2021, 01:29:32 PM »

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« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2021, 02:31:23 PM »

However they have never entered my room when I were sleeping.

Not that you know of.  :-\
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« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2021, 07:58:17 PM »

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« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2021, 09:25:55 AM »

To me the time slot is much too broad. That said,if you are going to be out at work and can lock valuables away it might be worth letting it go. You will never get full rights to privacy in a HMO. Really,you need to look for somewhere else.
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« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2021, 08:04:55 PM »

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« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2022, 08:30:47 PM »

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« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2022, 11:10:38 AM »

Some positive news, at long last...
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« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2022, 11:16:48 AM »

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« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2022, 01:59:39 PM »

I really don't think this counts as illegal.If all they are doing is a lick of paint it hardly merits compensation or relocation does it? At this time of year the windows can be opened and it will dry quickly.Landlords do not get to specify the exact times when tradesmen will be available.It is 5 months since you first raised this issue.If it is so bad,you should move.Do be warned though,living in an HMO does not give you much control. You need to be realistic about your expectations,this could be as good as it gets.
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« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2022, 03:09:59 PM »

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« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2022, 04:13:32 PM »

It depends on how long you have lived there.Someone living all in one room will affect the paintwork,and it will need redoing more often. I would agree that they should keep you informed,but spending a bit of time moving some furniture around is hardly a major disaster is it? You will have to do a lot more than that if you ever get your own place.
Hippogriff is a Yorkshireman.Maybe he can find somewhere nice and private for you in one of his houses.Why don't you ask him?
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« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2022, 05:39:42 PM »

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« Reply #23 on: March 10, 2022, 10:41:20 PM »

Hippogriff is a Yorkshireman.Maybe he can find somewhere nice and private for you in one of his houses.Why don't you ask him?

Thanks, but to head the OP off at the pass... they do seem a little "high maintenance" to me. I do have a tarpaulin-covered self-built pergola (very dry and airy)... I'm afraid that you'd still have to share it (with my 18.75 Spider - https://promaxaccess.com/product/spider-18-75/) but Simon is pretty quiet, all said... no charge for this, as you can act as my Security too.
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« Reply #24 on: March 11, 2022, 08:54:10 AM »

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« Reply #25 on: March 11, 2022, 10:51:51 AM »

Is Simon a family pet,or does he have to sing for his supper? You own most of South Yorkshire by now, have you taken to actually building houses?
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« Reply #26 on: March 11, 2022, 01:26:00 PM »

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Well, that's a bit idiotic; editing all your posts to say "Hhhhh..."

It now means that this thread it useless to anyone else dealing with a similar issue and looking for advice.
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« Reply #27 on: March 11, 2022, 02:25:49 PM »

That'll be the effect on the brain of paint toxicity.It can turn a healthy person into a total twat.He could claim compensation for that.
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