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Can a student tenant designate a parent as a representative

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Hi,

Can I give a letting agency the authority to speak to one of my parents over any issues that I have with my tenancy? I live in a shared student let and gave the letting agency/management company authority to speak to my parents over an issue with the bed in my room but they refused to speak to my parents.

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Since you’re the legal tenant, the agency is probably within their right. 

I guess if your parents provide a letter of attorney, signed by you giving them the authority to represent you, they might be able to. 

But the above is much bigger hassle than just you playing the middle man and forwarding the communication between your parents and your letting agent. 

I really don’t get it though, since you’re the tenant who lives there and you should be able to communicate the problem better than your parents. 

 

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