Originally Posted by Mink
That is such a violation of privacy. You were dead right with the solicitor's letter. Can't believe he based quitting the lease on a bra. Clutching at
By his own admission he managed to pressure someone to leave (voluntarily) another of his properties on similar grounds. I tried to find out who it was so I could tell them off for being an idiot and to go sue him.
The above mentioned landlord always had an excuse to pop round. He had to 'look at something' or 'check something'. Such was his paranoia about getting ripped off he insisted on being present when he was getting new double glazing installed in the property. The glaziers admitted to me that they were seriously pissed off by him sitting staring at them all day. After the new windows were installed he waited three months to redecorate the bare plater around the windows.
My solicitor had told me that I probably would have a good claim against him for breach of contract, privacy and possibly even harassment for breaching my right to free enjoyment of the property with all his visits. I decided not to sue because of his stubbornness, he would be the sort of person who'd rather got to jail than pay out on a court order.
He once pleaded poverty to me, yet he owned 38 properties and was very proud of his Patek Philippe watch (they make Rolex look like Casio). The cheek!
So long as you pay your rent you are entitled to live in the property as if it were your own property. If the landlord wants in he has to pre-arrange it and he needs good reason too. If he messes around with you, put him in his place!