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My flatmate is taking our landlord to court because the £3,000 deposit we gave for the flat was not put in to a third party protection thingy until we requested the ID number a couple of days ago, only to find out for the DPA that he had only put that deposit in a few days ago and yarda yarda. He's been a dick from day one. Requested an inspection three weeks after we moved in. Anyway.
I'm going to see Kitty, Daisy and Lewis tonight, got a couple of free tickets if anyone likes them. Only one or two though.
Have a lovely day.
I saw them once and their mum and dad joined in playing the double bass and something else. It was years ago so I can't exactly remember. Enjoy!
I really like them, feel like a good old dance, Never been to 229 before though.
Would be interested on how it all turns out as I didn't go through with it all - they returned the deposit pretty sharpish and let me move out early so I didn't pursue it.
Point is, he's harrassed us from day one, has made little jibes about my flatmate's sexuality and is supposed to be a barrister. He thinks that because he is a barrister (in insurance not property as I did me research) that people won't stand up against him. Well he is indeed messing with the wrong people. Landlords just think they can do what the fuck they want and get away with it and I'm fucked off that there is not more protection for tenants.
What a cunt. Everybody knows how these rules work and if he thinks he's above the law, then he deserves the full force of it to come crashing down on him (FYI: nobody mess with me today btw.)
Tht's how we feel. He also refused to re-direct his mail, cut us off from Virgin the past month, and after four months requested that we weren't paying premium rent and said that after 6 months he would put the rent up.
He also mentioned that my flat mate is ESTABLISHED because she owns her own flat in Glasgow. Which obviously means I'm not established.
Anyway, we're taking load sof advice and we might be really stupid going against someone who knows the law back to front but at least we're going to try.
Regarding a third party for a deposit, I've already spoken to them on the phone and he suggested that we take legal action.
I wanted to know if I could have won the case, everything was in my favor, just like with you guys. And the house's roof was leaking and it had all sorts of other problems.
You're a complete doofus for not going ahead with it.
Well, it would have made me homeless.. I had no money and no help from anywhere. It was something I couldn't cope with at the time because if it didn't go in my favor I would be so seriously fucked. So, I think it was the only move, unless I was planning to pull some Heisenberg style moves out of the bag post-court.
You can't be evicted without a court order and nobody would grant a court order to a landlord who was in defauilt of this legislation. No point dwelling on it now but next time you're unsure take advice.
The house was leaking water through the roof so i didn't want to live there etc environmental health came round and seemed to think it was all okay.. they had a good chuckle with the landlady and pretty much ignored me. I felt how many women must have felt/feel that day I can tell you.
I totally understand why you wanted move away from those living conditions, but that didn't preclude you from also going after her for the penalty paytment notwithstanding the return of your money. the pay out is linked to their failure to deposit it properly, not their failuire to repay it. It's punitive against landlords and not strictly linked to loss on the part of tenants. As i said, your loss and next time take advice.
I apologise for being so stupid.
I forgot DiS is all about people making themselves feel better and superior.
Fuck this shit
When we did call the DPA not only had he put my name and not her name (she's the lead tenant), he put the estate agent's (who has been kept out of everything since we moved in) email address and phone number. So if any contact wanted to be made to us the DPA would contact him and not us. It's our fucking money! And he only put the money in on the 21st September after we asked what the deposit ID was so he knows he's done wrong.
let me know what happens and PO
(back at work today only because my landlord is in my flat fixing some stuff, going to take thursday/friday off I think)
good newsflash btw, did you see this one yesterday? :o http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/man-wakes-up-in-bed-next-to-dead-woman-he-just-met-1-3108350
I had to do a double take to make sure they hadn't met at *** *****.
forget that, ever again. eurgh
No particular reason. Might just sit here and listen to Break Stuff all day.
Now I'm annoyed and homesick. Good work, me.
You need to break it up a bit. A couple of nights off studying won't kill you now and again, nor would a trip home.
The witch is being nice to me just now. It's making me suspicious.
Just a fortnight of studying left and I've got a trip home booked in for shortly afterwards. Just need to POWER THROUGH until then.
But im hiding downstairs and two students haven't turned up so I'm waiting for them to walk through. Hopefully they never do so i can doss about doodling.
My hair feels really unclean and it's too humid.
had 7 beers last night. most beer I've consumed in a long time, kid. only went out for a coffee
but went to get a coffee instead of coming to work early again. I don't want to get a reputation.
when will it end
I'm wearing thick black tights. ffs.
Need to sort out my electricity bill today. Found out I'm not in debt to the service provider, so today is looking up already.
I forgot that glasgow rain actually permeates waterproofs when it's that fuzzy kind of smir (or when you don't bother putting your hood up because it interferes with your peripheral vision/ makes your head too hot/ makes smoking hard.) Sooo chilly, got hat and scarf on in the office.
I'm sad because my friend's dog has somehow managed to get at a pack of nurofen she had in the glovebox of her car and it's slowly dying and it's just so so awful. I keep crying when I think about it. I was supposed to be seeing her (friend, not the dog) for dinner tonight but she's in no fit state, so instead I'm going to watch Beverley hills Chihuahua 2 under a million blankets with laphroaig hot toddies, which is at least some small consolation. (the poorly dog is not a chihuahua, it is a jack russel).
great made up word
I bought a Reese's Sticks bar to make up for it though.
don't get into wetsuits
don't make joints
c'mon...you know me! (you don't)
Hope your friend is ok, that's terrible. I had 2 Jack Russells growing up as well, They're still around, but they're old and live on the West Coast of the states now.
and then regains consciosuness, decides he wants ot live, only to realis ethat notwitstanding the fact he has woken up, he's still gong to die as it's just a matter of his organs packing in. they have to stand by and watch- they thought about euthanising but there's a chance the emetics might have got rid of some of the drugs, in which case the prognosis is better, so they've decided to give her another 48 hours to see if she improves. She doens't seem to be suffering whihc is the main thing. So sad, such a lovely wee thing. When I think about some of the shite that lies about my car.... it's made me really think I need to be more careful.
I really hope she improves. x
By no means out of the woods but the liver function tests etc are showing not as bad as first thought and she apparently just wagged her tail at the vet. <3 EVERYTHING CROSSED for the tiny little mite.
I'm now boiling boiling hot so I have taken everything off bar my slip dress. I think I might go home.
can they not pump his tummy?
Our family dog is a Jack Russell and the thought of anything happening to him (and by extension, any Jack Russell) really gets to me. Hopefully your friend's dog improves (though I know it is unlikely, unfortunately).
This one is only a puppy- I don't know if that makes her more or less likely to be able to get through this, but I really hope so.
I got locked in a salon last night. That was nice. Warm isn't it? Mm.
Pixies tonight. Likelihood of me making the Chvrches album launch too? Slim? Mm.
what kind of salon. I'm going to a salon later (dermarolling, innit. My free voucher expires today so it's now or never.)
A bat shit mental salon. An ordeal, make no mistake.
I'm tired and have a headache. Again.
Sounds like you need a really long sleep love.
I'm going to have a massage on Sat I think.
I need a holiday.
was tempted to use Groupon for the first time that throws in a facial too - wahheeeeeyyyyy.
It was incredible though and I don't want to be back at work.
The holes are microscopic and close over within the hour. I'm still going to have a massivbely red coupon this afternoon though, which is why I'm thining I'll just go home.
megabus of dreams tomorrow, back to sunny bolton. Cannae feckin wait.
Until then, I am phoning the next two days of work in by some considerable margin
there would be no other reason for me to go their willingly.
I'm at a gig tonight so won't be able to make tea ;)
^ terribly mistyped safety wink.
because if you'd been there you wouldn't
I'm just desperate
file alongside 'guys'.
work on an entirely different schedule to everyone else, where things like work commitments don't factor into their thinking.
Mostly because estate and letting agents are the true face of evil and are often taking time out to make blood sacrifices to their Gods.
Cannot. Be. Arsed.
I have so many days left to take this year but the bastards keep veto-ing the dates I pick.
So what I've done is go to my boss and say- right, you look at the holiday calendar and tell me which days are ok for me to have off. Hopefully they won't all be dotted around the calendar and I can get a few days away somewhere before the end of the year. (worst case scenario they've agreed i can carry the days, so MEGA HOLIDAYS next year perhaps.)
Hoping to book up soonish!
I miss you :( xx
Are we still maybe looking at me coming to london last weekend in October? (Fleur needs to know!)
Honestly - my head is useless. Is that the 25th? If so...Yes!!
I'm up for anything really but I will need to get flights or trains sorted soon (esp since getting any time off that weekend is unlikely unless that is one of the slots my boss identified as being GREEN LIGHT.) I'm so tired of working for other people, make it stop.
Don't really care what all of you respective Chumps and Chumpettes are up to.
boring garden work to do when I get in. Watch football after
Had a couple of mates over last night, that was alright. Even bagged 3 beers out of it.
lost my keys at the weekend
just picked the lock to the petty cash box at work like some sort of criminal genius
Got back from ibiza about 1 in the morning, sat at my desk in work now with a tonne to do and too many folk asking me questions.
Everyone needs to fuck off and leave me alone.
That was a very fucking heavy 5 days!
I've not heard a peep out of her for a few days so I'm prsuming she's been having fun. I need her back now though, Ibiza needs to give her back.
Danced until the wee small hours. Was supposed to meet up with her on mon night as well but i think the previous night got the better of her and she crashed!
Glad you're home in one piece. Would you go back? My friend has hired a villa for her birthday party next July and I'm expected to go, but I think I'd rather do what you did and go end of season for the closings.
I would go back, maybe not tan it quite as much as i did though, although it's pretty hard not to. Really did enjoy myself and met lots of good people. But today, jesus, i have never felt like this before. Am i getting too old to hammer it for as long and as hard as that???
But yeah i am, think i'll shut it down for the next few weekends. Spent a fucking fortune as well.
and I have to dangle the baby over the font. WHy have they chosen me to be the baby dangler? I must not have the shakes (which given I have friday and monday off is going to be a challenge.)
Basically though, if they like me, I need to go for a second interview next week with the MD.
No idea how it went, it was really informal. Didn't know a great deal about the role before the interview, and now I really want the job!
Currently killing some time in a Starbucks in Holborn before I go and have a meeting to discuss another potential job. Bit bored to be honest!
I hate having to put eye drops in. EW.
Going for a curry at lunch. Then circuit training hard tonight. YIPPEE.
Just took me back to fat goth Marilyn at school. I know they're really good for fitness, but I couldn't stand the class.
Has anyone managed to get in with someone elses tickets?
I have a problem with capitals.
When the tickets were for a man (Andrew). They do check passports and tickets but just smile and giggle and it's worth it.
Not smile and giggle. Then they'll just think you're insane.
When is home time :(
I've asked their sound guy if he knows.
I know someone that's filming, maybe I'll ask him.
If not Chvrches album launch it is...
What are you doing?
Some Weird Sin!
I'm going to cry in a minute.
It was my experience last Friday that's all..
so I might speak to him too. I just hate asking!
as would totally take a half day today
Can you not just take the half day and go and keep an eye on him/ catch him sniffing your knickers?
getting something delivered today and just been told it will be at half 3 today so going to text him and see if he will be finished by then
I think I'm slowly losing it.