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|Original Message Added : 24 Jul 2012|
wondering if anyone can give some advice...
signed a 12 month commercial tenancy for an upstairs office and moved in, from day 1 been having problems with roof leaking at first in one place, expanding to 3 areas. landlord been informed and advised he fixed on 3 occasions but still ongoing.
then notified him of problem a fourth time in just over 2 months and he advised he would fix the following week as was on holiday... never turned up. roof still leaking 4 weeks later and so didnt pay rent and started moving stuff out as was smelling musty, buckets in office and damaging equipment. landlord then turns up for rent today, starts ranting and raving and said he fixed the roof 3 weeks ago (if he did he let himself in when i wasnt there and did a rubbish job!!) i said i was leaving and he got aggressive to point of threatening violence as there would be no witnesses and punched a hole in the door (which i took photo of). he then stormed off and came back half hour later to change the lock, said to get my stuff out and he wasnt locking the door (ie i couldnt secure my equipment while emptying in stages).
got as much out as i could today but couldnt get back again and had to advise him to secure the building as i couldnt.
1. is he allowed to do this and change the locks
2. can i claim against him for the goods still in there
i really dont want to contact again due to threats made and when i relayed the events infront of someone else he then tried to turn round and say i punched the door and was threatening to hit him.
the plan was to leave, get my stuff out and post the keys back with a letter advising of the ongoing breach of the care of the building.
Re rent it became due on 1st july so 3 weeks arrears but only thing that seemed to make him appear!!
sorry if its long but any advice appreciated.
|Reply : 25 Jul 2012|