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Stephanie_1502 wrote:Just found this Rosie - hooray for new laws!!!!

http://www.buzzfeed.com/patricksmith/revenge-evictions
Just came online to post about this as I just received an email about it and Stephanie had already done it :) Well done, yes, hopefully this will be of help to a lot of people now (we've been turfed out twice for asking for repairs to be done) xx
Hi Just read about the new law thanks Steph and mumwhocares interesting reading thank you.

Update well not much to report but we said we" might" pay towards the doors if we had a new tenancy agreement which would make us feel a little more secure as at the moment we are on a roling tenancy so could in theory be evicted in a month if the landlord so wanted to. We got a phone call this week saying if we paid half for one door and get this, £70 for the tenancy agreement it would go ahead. As it happened my partner answered the phone something he rarely does because of his anxiety, well he let rip saying why should we pay half for a door and the extra for the tenancy, the letting agent tried to make out that it says in our original agreement we have to pay for a new agreement if we wanted one so he said it also said we should get repairs done. All in all I think it became very heated and the agent said she would have to talk to her manager and get back to us and yep we are still waiting to see the outcome. My answer now is if we get it in writing that the landlord will fix both doors in January we will brave it out as then if it doesnt get done we can go to the council. I just need something in writing which they seem very slow to do so I can get the council involved.

I have also been wondering if the fire service would help out seeing as we are open plan no doors at all downstairs and the ones upstairs dont shut. The front door is boarded up and the back door is soft wood and now swelling up due to the damp so hard to open and close it would be a huge fire hazzard surely. It's just a thought if we could get something in writing from them it might help just not sure.
Your local fire service will usually have someone who will come to your home and assess your safety from a fire risk angle. It's certainly worth giving them a call.
And surely, the place you are renting isn't 'fit for purpose'. Try the council on that one.
A bit of good news I phoned the estate agent today as it is over a week since they last contacted us. Anyway the landlord has agreed to pay for the new tenancy agreement which is £70 plus pound and half the cost for the new front doo,r so we still havent agreed to pay the other half for the door yet but want in writing when the side door will get fixed. I think the landlord has realised he could lose us and have trouble getting anyone to rent the house if we werent here as it seems funny he has agreed to pay for the tenancy agreement. Oh well fingers crossed things start to get sorted as there are a lot of repairs need doing but the doors were our main priority as I need P to stay warm and for us both to feel secure.
Rosie_1508 wrote:A bit of good news I phoned the estate agent today as it is over a week since they last contacted us. Anyway the landlord has agreed to pay for the new tenancy agreement which is £70 plus pound and half the cost for the new front doo,r so we still havent agreed to pay the other half for the door yet but want in writing when the side door will get fixed. I think the landlord has realised he could lose us and have trouble getting anyone to rent the house if we werent here as it seems funny he has agreed to pay for the tenancy agreement. Oh well fingers crossed things start to get sorted as there are a lot of repairs need doing but the doors were our main priority as I need P to stay warm and for us both to feel secure.
Not being funny but it's his front door not yours so he should be paying for it. Unless of course you damaged it.

I am a landlord ..... We have a house which we rent out .... And I wouldn't dream of asking my tenants to pay half towards a door.

I don't understand the bit about paying for a tenancy agreement either. sorry.