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Stop criminal Landlords, help Lauren and Robert win back illegal fees and rent

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Help Lauren and Robert win back illegal fees and rent.

Over the last few months Lauren and Robert have been paying £835pm rent on a property that has been deemed unfit for habitation by Glasgow City council.

Problems ranging from extensive damp Dry Rot in the Kitchen and Main Bedroom rendering them unusable.

Windows locked shut adding to the growth of damp. 

White goods including oven and grill not working meaning they cant cook at home.

No valid gas certificate - a legal requirement and a criminal act to rent out a property without one.

Illegal entry organised by the Letting Agent and the Landlord in person.

Since Living Rent's involvement we have won various remedial works including a Gas Certificate and removal of the Dry Rot. Whilst these works are ongoing it has caused massive upheaval and distress, no alternative arrangements have been made nor compensation offered.

We have evidence that over £155 of illegal fees, have been charged over and above Rent and the Deposit. We ask for these to be repaid and as the property as been let out in an illegal condition with no offer of alternative accommodation or compensation, we believe that all rent has been collected illegally and that it should also be refunded.

Living Rent have made repeated attempts to discuss these issue's with the Letting Agent and Landlords, these have been totally rebuffed. After initially agreeing to a meeting with the tenant and Living Rent to resolve these issues, the Letting Agent has point blank refused any meeting that includes Living Rent or any other advocate chosen by the tenants.

Due to the continued bullying and intimidation towards the tenants, they feel unsafe should they attend any meeting without the backing of their tenants union. 

To this end talks on these matters have broke down, we now are forced to ask you to show your support to Lauren and Robert on this matter and to send a message to all Landlords and Letting Agents that acting in this criminal manner will be stopped! 

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