Hi, For the last 8 months i’ve been renting a room in tower hamlets.
I’ve been paying 759 pounds per months not including bills, since moving in i’ve seen some quite questionable things, and was wondering about the legality of the situation.
Here’s a few notes;
The landlord is still recieving mail here, and in the past has turned up unannounced walking around opening peoples doors.
Our contract is now out-of-date, but includes no name of a company even though i was told this was through an agency.
We are not allowed to pay by bank transfer, therefore have to draw out large sums.
Generally we have to chase them up alot to get anything fixed.
Recently we were informed that there would be an inspection of the house, my boyfriend was in during the day working; and was asked to leave the property for some hours, he was unsure of the situation and din’t want to get involved. They told him that they needed to hide the bed; and any other furniture typical of a bedroom; as he was leaving they offered him £20 to go buy some lunch; an easy buyout for what seems like something quite dodgy and suspicious to me.
We also believe we are being seriously overcharged which is something else we want to consider moving forward; but adding up everything it seems like something quite illegal could be going on here, and we wondered what would be the best possible action to take in regards to the aforementioned issues, and are looking for these questions to be answered so we can follow the best route possible.
Thanks for your time and have a great day!