So basically. My landlady messaged me and asked me that instead of paying the agent, can I pay her directly, and the last point was – please do not tell the agency what she proposed. This was my second month’s rent. I informed the agency to cover my own back and they told me – no you must pay us or we will chase you for arrears and impact your credit rating. I told the landlady and she said – I am the landlord and therefore you must pay me.
As a new tenant I do not wish to upset either party but at the same time, why the hell am I in the middle of their pathetic disagreement. My rent is now due and I am unsure who to pay, who not to upset and what to do. I feel like they’re both acting unprofessionally, and now my landlady is telling me that she is ending business operations with the agency so I am now dealing with her directly. I now lose any representation from the agents, I am unaware of my rights and obligations and I’m sure these fiesty landlady will seek to make things difficult for me if I don’t pay her directly. However the agency have rather flatly told me, pay them or else. This is causing me great stress.