We first sold our property back in May 2007, initially to repay a large amount of debt, start a DMP and rent a property. Fine, great idea, what a wonderful idea!
Landlord number 1 lasted May - Feb 2009, they wouldnt even consider any kind of remedial work to make the bedroom less cold, even though we offered to do the work.
Landlord number 2 - Feb 2009 - July 2010, he served a Notice to quit after we did all sorts of decorating (with prior consent and confirmation that he liked it).
Landlord number 3 - July 2010 - Oct 2011. Due to previous misfortune we enquired about longer lease, LL agreed immediately to 24 month, his mother previously lived in the house and we were first tenants.
After 3 weeks we encountered the neighbour from hell and after 15 months and a near nervous breakdown, we ended the agreement. We have kept in contact with the local housing, kept noise log sheets, had noise equipment installed, made numerous calls to the police, had to put up with direct obscenities as she knew we had complained etc etc
LL wants the reletting costs, the rent if not let paid and has also said we are directly responsible for his property until it is relet even though we handed the keys back 3 weeks ago. Agent wouldnt do check out as we are in breach of tenancy whcih we agree with but feel we had no choice, LL said he gave us a fair chance to pay and leave.
We have now discovered that the agents have been into the property as has the LL without our permission if we are still responsible. This means they can do any damage they want and charge us, LL said there is a garden table missing and we are responsible.
They have re marketed it but only on Right move, not in the local paper or on the agents site so not very effectively.
We are actually willing to lose our 1500 deposit if it comes to that but i do feel as though we werent given any choice. The case for eviction of our neighbour is waiting to be heard by the court, she is still there. We werent the only neighbour to complain and apparently she has been known for years so our LL must have known. Comments would be interesting.