I’m hoping someone can give me some advice. What things are an estate agent looking for in a reference? We are looking to rent somewhere but are concerned when the estate agent we are dealing with phones our old letting agents what they will ask.
We parted on bad terms through no fault of our own. Long story short – we complained about rats in the loft & walls and instead of looking into the problem they asked us to leave the property within 3 months. The official reason they gave for getting rid of us was the landlady wanted her property back for a family member to live in which is untrue as I called the landlady direct and she stated that the reason was we were making her life awkward and trying to get her to spend money getting rid of rats which she doesn’t want to do. Unfortunately for her I recorded that telephone conversation on an app on my phone. So my last question is does anyone know if I went to my local paper with this story could my old letting agents be nasty and ruin our reference?
We are nice people with a 6 year old boy & all we did was ask them to get rid of rats so he didn’t have them scrating next to his head in the wall each night. Instead of doing the decent thing she put us on the street effectively if it hadn’t have been for a kind family member. I find it so unfair as the next famlly that she moves in there paying £750 won’t be told there are rats in and out all the time.
Any help would be much appreciated.