I thought it was just me being unreasonable - think Damien has a problem with Tenants who expect repairs done and sorted within a certain time span !
After my Landlord handed my tenency over to these cowboys everything seemed to go downhill . Damien feels he has the right to talk to you like s*** .
My so called Landlord was more of a friend when he let out his 2 bed semi - coming from a small country house with no heating the cosmetic look of the house was superficial and overlooked by us .
Most landlords repaint and clean for new tenants but not this one . Bright navy blue glossed skirting boards and bright red walls with a mis match of half broken furniture , bits of plaster missing off walls and old appliances .
Rent was agreed lower than normal market rate as he said he would prefer long term tenants who would look after the house . We excepted , over the next 7 years we had a good relationship with him , him often coming for breakfast or taking us for dinner when we managed the let of his 2nd house . We decorated this rental property throughout , new carpets , Laura Ashley wallpaper and paint , new curtain poles , had the ceiling and walls re plastered . £500 spent on garden as it was an overgrown mess !
Rent always early and upped £75 to cover insurances but landlord was very happy about house .
I then got cancer - then 6 months after that my son was diagnosed with a life changing spinal problem of which he would have major surgery .
I was forced to quit work and had to receive help from the government . This causes lots of problems and time delays due to paperwork by the masses - my rent was late a few times due to this but paid in a matter of days after being due , as payment dates had changed by council . Landlord was kept in picture .
Next thing to hit us was a letter saying I was to deal directly to appalling propities as landlord had handed over the property . Nice to tell me .. I then was handed an eviction notice !!!!! Reason " landlord wanted to do repairs " the repairs were not large ones just lots of little ones .. I refused to go . Damien then contacted me to say Landlord wanted to up the rent inline with other local propities . Fair enough , but went against what he said . I therefore passed a list of repairs I was just about to start myself to them as the rent was upped £100 -
Different workmen were sent , some let themselves in the property with keys given by Damien with NO notice at all given !! Shocking !
3 monthly inspections started with notes left to ask me to clean !!!!!!
Damien has all the talk , it\'s rubbish - stuff he\'s taught himself from a text book but he likes to think he knows the score . During my sons admission into hospital I awoke with intention of getting to hospital early to open the door to front room to be faced with hot water falling out of light fitting and 3 other places - holding a newborn !!! He came out and muttered I\'d have to leave the house there and then as they may have to take floor up . On finding out that it was a bung that had come loose he blamed me saying that the light fittings that had been up for 3 years prior must have caused it as they must be new as they had no cobwebs on and the kitchen light had a cobweb ! Laugh able really ..
Work men came to fix tap and said they were unable to unblock the radiators in the same day as Damien had not given them a job number . Had been asked 3 months prior !
Other repairs asked for have still not been touched .. Damien is NOT professional at all , maybe to landlords above as he is taking their fee for not doing much apart from paying off his new merc !
Only met him once but he looked exactly how I imagined !!
Tenants beware renting a property from Appauling Properties - especially if you think you may need repairs or understanding . It\'s all about greed and fees .. Tragic !