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Today is not so great - Her Most Regal Majesty, the Queen of Snark
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sesquipedality
sesquipedality
Today is not so great
Also, Letting Agents are the scum of the universe. Serving me notice to quit in order to get me to pay your exorbitant resigning fees and lock me in for another year are the acts of a fucking scumbag.

That is all.
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From: bibliogirl Date: February 11th, 2011 04:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm afraid the notice-to-quit thing is pretty much standard if they don't want you to go onto a rolling contract. Definitely happened to us when we were renting (which was a while back, I grant you)
sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: February 11th, 2011 05:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I know it's standard. But it's sham status has at least a sliver of a chance of rendering it questionably legal, particularly in that it also says "please send us notice with 14 days if you want to stay on - this doesn't bind us to anything".

Charging me £85 for printing out a piece of paper is also questionably legal under the UCCTR 1999. Unfortunately if I fight any of it, I risk having to find a new place in the middle of a highly stressful degree.

I think my point is that the fact that what they're indulging in is industry standard practice is actually evidence in support of my assertion that letting agents are scum.

Edited at 2011-02-11 05:12 pm (UTC)
From: bibliogirl Date: February 11th, 2011 05:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
That part I wouldn't disagree with much ;)
undyingking From: undyingking Date: February 13th, 2011 11:30 am (UTC) (Link)
This behaviour is something that was foreseen and shouted about by tenants' pressure groups at the time of the legislation, but airily waved aside by the then govt. Who were also scum.
sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: February 13th, 2011 06:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
I remember it will. "No need for regulation", my arse.
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