Oh wow, what fantastic responses, thank you all very much for taking the time and providing me with some great ideas.
I heard that solicitors keep checking this website so I am little hesitant to provide what evidence I have against my LL in case his lawyer reads it. I want to “surprise” him on the day, even if I have to submit the evidence no later than 5 days before the hearing. I just want to give him as little time as possible to prepare his defence.
RTB doesn’t know many details of my case because I was dealing with Threshold from the start (March) and they do have logs and details.
I just tried to reach FLAC and only managed to leave a message on their phone. Will go there in person today to try to talk to someone and schedule an appointment.
I was also thinking about going to media but not sure if this should/could be done before the hearing or after. His solicitor would use it against me. Or maybe I am wrong and I should send a few emails to the papers?
Over the weekend I read many published PRTB Tribunal cases and, surprise, I even found a case against my landlord’s son, who officially resides in London and his dad (my LL) does the handywork for him. I read how my LL, their solicitor and the son all tried to smear the tenant during the hearing. The tenant said that she never dealt with the son LL, she always dealt with the father LL so she thought that the father is her landlord, paid him directly by cash and texted/emailed the father if something needed his attention. She sued the father for a similar pushing campaign against her and lost because the 3 judges said that she sued the wrong landlord. It’s crazy. So now I was checking who my landlord really is so I don’t do the same “mistake” but all the letters are signed by the father so I am sure I got the right guy. It’s a really shaddy business the more you get into it.
I asked Threshold if someone could accompany me at the hearing in a few months, especially the lady who knows my case since March, but she said that “she won’t find the time”. I said that we don’t even know the hearing date yet (I haven’t even filed a dispute yet) so how come she knows that she wont find the time. She said they are understaffed and won’t come even though I saw Threshold Staff listed as witnesses on many Tribunal cases. Jesus, that’s unhelpful. Would be superb if I got a helping hand at the hearing as I have never had any experience with courts before and could blew my case on something very simple.
Beauf said that the notice is valid and the rest is irrelevant – that’s wrong. Everything is relevant and I will make sure to include all letters and show the history of all the steps the LL took.
I will also dispute the statutory declaration as nobody can decipher it. I certainly can’t, Threshold couldn’t, I have no clue what names, addresses, representatives are there. This is another base I have to add to my dispute. I wanted to check and confirm all the info there and can’t even read one word in the part where the LL (or his solicitor) filled out. It’s not my business to work it out, it’s their job to make it clear what they wrote. No stamps, no ID, nothing. Or maybe there are some ID details there but I can’t read it.
I have many good neighbours here so I know they will be checking out if his daughter really moved in. This family is loaded (no envy here, good for them) so they can easily keep the apt empty for 1 full year and then re-rent it to brand new tenants.
Should I email my LL or his solicitor asking that if they have a free apt within the next 4 months could they offer it to me? I want them to write me back that they will or that they can’t. Either way is good for me.
1. If they say “sure” even if they don’t mean it, my neighbour will keep his apt for me.
2. If they say that they can’t offer anything for me (e.g. they have a loooong list of people waiting in the queue for their apts) then I will use this as an additional evidence how much they don’t want me here and will expose their real motive in court.
…and to all those who ask why no lease. At the beginning when my LL and I were on good civilised terms, I asked him about it and he said that it’s too much work. He collects rent by cash from 50% of the tenants. I got his bank details but after a few months of asking. This is only 50/50 legal business with lots of cash in operation.
Last edited by Curious1002; 28-11-2019 at 11:22.