Hi there, me and my fiance moved in to a flat on 6th June under an AST through an agent. We received a letter a few days later telling us that our landlord’s mortgage lender was seeking repossession of the property as the landlord was c.£12k in arrears. This had been going on for some time.
Since then, the landlord has – via the agent – been telling me everything will be sorted but has failed to deliver on various promises and I am increasingly convinced he’s full of you-know-what. The court date is 7th August.
I was wondering whether anyone has any advice – specifically regarding whether I am currently within my rights to walk away from this property and reclaim my deposit of 6 weeks’s rent (which is with TDS). Or am I compelled to sit it out and wait for an eviction notice (I’ve already written to the mortgage company’s solicitor, who indirectly told me they don’t give a damn about me!). The agent is worse than useless.
Sorry for the long story but grateful of any views.