jillday52 wrote:I am distressed to hear that after two year at 9B Zehnder Road in which my colleagues landlord did nothing even though it was on the original contract, the landlord is now refusing to give back the 2months deposit until candle light bulbs are fitted instead of Eco one. My colleague has no access to the premises having handed over 2 weeks ago. We need to inform the community about these practices of landlord. What experiences have you had ?
Been there…been through the same but only worse!
We had to eventually use the Small Claims Tribunal to resolve the matter.
Ask your friend to get a quote from a contractor/light shop for the bulbs. Installation costs should also be included as these can amount to more than the cost of the bulbs themselves. Landlord has to give the ex-tenant the opportunity to make good the defects. All this correspondence should be on email so that it can be presented in the court as evidence if necessary.
At this point, don’t mention a thing about taking the matter to the court, or else the owner will be on his guard! Most of them are under the impression that they can get away with such frivolities.
There are other things to look out for as well but too many to put down here. PM me if you need more info and all the best to your friend!