Looking for help or advice!
i have privately rented a house for the past 20 years, & always thought I had a good relationship with the landlord. My husband sadly died less than a year ago (the landlord came to his funeral). The landlord has given me notice, as he wants to sell the house. I am sad as many memories at the house, but it’s fine as I was considering downsizing. I found a lovely smaller house to rent & all seemed to be going ahead until my current landlord gave me an awfully bad reference. & I have no idea why. He has said that cheques have bounced….they have not. He has said that when he wanted to enter the house to do repairs I was awkward. Again untrue….I took a days leave from work to be in the house when he was there (just for peace of mind that my furniture wasn’t damaged). I have cooperated with viewings of the property, I have let perspective new owners look round with their own plumbers & builders. I even asked my daughter to let in boiler engineers for me when I couldn’t get away from work.
The lettings agents kindly contacted him to see if they could find reasoning behind his in true claims, but he says he stands by his reference. & they will not show me anymore properties due to this. & I guess it will be a waste of time going to other lettings agencies if he is going to again give me a bad reference.
I have been to the citizens advice bureau who helped me write a letter but he has ignored this. Now I am very worried I will be homeless. What will happen to me If I do not leave the property by the served date? This will only be because i have no where else to go due to his actions. I am happy to leave, to be honest I just want to get out of the house!