Communication with the agent was extremely difficult, with enquiries being ignored and problems not being solved. When problems were reported, neither the agent nor the landlord came to inspect the property, despite the fact that the problems, i.e. mould, could have a long term damaging effect on the property. Instead of being helpful, the estate agent was patronising. The property I rented was GBP 40,- per square meter per month and I had to invest the equivalent of a full months rent in order to make the living conditions half way bearable. However, problems with the bathroom plumbing could not be resolved by myselve as this would have incurred substantial extra costs. The contractors the agent sent to the property also did not inspire confidence and nor did they manage to fix problems.