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Just had my flat handover. Everything was apparently OK, but nobody signed anything or gave me anything saying all was OK. Is this normal? Having read some horror stories, I'm a bit worried about surprises coming a few weeks down the line...
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Old 19.08.2011, 19:31
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Re: flat handover

I'd chase them down for something asap just to cover your @rse.

Mine is next Sat and I am getting ready for some sort of grief
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Old 19.08.2011, 19:38
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Just had my flat handover. Everything was apparently OK, but nobody signed anything or gave me anything saying all was OK. Is this normal? Having read some horror stories, I'm a bit worried about surprises coming a few weeks down the line...

Better ask for inspection report or some letter saying that everything is okay. I had most of the documents.. but still I got the belated surprises from agency. Else you can type one letter and get it signed / stamped from agency.
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Re: flat handover

Absolutely! They should have given that to you there & then. You both need to sign it. Get on the phone now and find out what the deal it.
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Old 19.08.2011, 20:22
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Re: flat handover

well, i have a private landlord who hired the guy that came along with the inspection (seemed somewhat official and not too biased). i don't have direct contact with the inspector guy, but the LL was pushing for more things to be 'wrong' but in the end the inspector said it was all normal wear and tear.

i'm just a bit worried if the LL continue to inspect the flat and find more stuff or try to convince the guy to write more into the report before it is sent out. since the report says there is nothing wrong, the LL doesn't really have much incentive to sign it. :S
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Old 19.08.2011, 22:48
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well, i have a private landlord who hired the guy that came along with the inspection (seemed somewhat official and not too biased). i don't have direct contact with the inspector guy, but the LL was pushing for more things to be 'wrong' but in the end the inspector said it was all normal wear and tear.

i'm just a bit worried if the LL continue to inspect the flat and find more stuff or try to convince the guy to write more into the report before it is sent out. since the report says there is nothing wrong, the LL doesn't really have much incentive to sign it. :S

This is why you need to get the LL on the phone right now! OK, right now might be a bit late. But you know what i mean.
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Old 19.08.2011, 22:51
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This is why you need to get the LL on the phone right now! OK, right now might be a bit late. But you know what i mean.
yeah. i'm thinking that boat has sailed though

i guess too late now. will just have to wait for the guy to write-up and hope for the best. i think it will be hard for him to go back since we all agreed, but you never know - i guess any further damage should be attributed to him since i handed over the keys and they already did a very thorough inspection which revealed nothing.

i'll just keep my fingers crossed. i already spent enough of cleaning, repairs etc. even before the LL adds anything else...
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yeah. i'm thinking that boat has sailed though

i guess too late now. will just have to wait for the guy to write-up and hope for the best. i think it will be hard for him to go back since we all agreed, but you never know - i guess any further damage should be attributed to him since i handed over the keys and they already did a very thorough inspection which revealed nothing.

i'll just keep my fingers crossed. i already spent enough of cleaning, repairs etc. even before the LL adds anything else...
The boat hasn't really sailed because you haven't signed anything either. You're not going to sign if they change it. If he's independent, I think it should be fine. Don't worry.
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The boat hasn't really sailed because you haven't signed anything either. You're not going to sign if they change it. If he's independent, I think it should be fine. Don't worry.
yeah. that's what i'm thinking. i'd rather not call the LL, otherwise he'll think something is wrong and he'll probably go looking for it and then actually find something else wrong. so i'll just wait it out...
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Old 19.08.2011, 23:07
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yeah. that's what i'm thinking. i'd rather not call the LL, otherwise he'll think something is wrong and he'll probably go looking for it and then actually find something else wrong. so i'll just wait it out...
I said don't worry. But I still think you should call him. You don't have to accuse him of anything. Just say "hey, I forgot to grab my copy of the (whatever it's called). I'll be right over to pick it up." and see what he says.
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I said don't worry. But I still think you should call him. You don't have to accuse him of anything. Just say "hey, I forgot to grab my copy of the (whatever it's called). I'll be right over to pick it up." and see what he says.
That, and don't worry too much. Landlord isn't going to change anything. If he did, it'd be a simple matter to call up the inspector (his contact details will be on the sheet) and ask him for a copy of his copy for comparison.
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Re: flat handover

And you can always contest it. You didn't sign anything, which is a good thing when you don't agree with them, so I don't think it is a bad thing now.

If he comes up with something else, you refuse.
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Re: flat handover

The person who come to inception will give you one form duly signed by him.
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Re: flat handover

cheers. got a copy. mostly ok. a few damaged things reported. they were pre-existing so i hope i dont get charged. written to LL to ask for the deposit back. he seems pretty reasonable so hope it will go ok.
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well, i have a private landlord who hired the guy that came along with the inspection (seemed somewhat official and not too biased). i don't have direct contact with the inspector guy, but the LL was pushing for more things to be 'wrong' but in the end the inspector said it was all normal wear and tear.

i'm just a bit worried if the LL continue to inspect the flat and find more stuff or try to convince the guy to write more into the report before it is sent out. since the report says there is nothing wrong, the LL doesn't really have much incentive to sign it. :S
An official person would have known to give you a copy of the signed report when he was finished, then and there. Also, such a person would have requested the forms from the bank for the release of the deposit (less any agreed charges) at the same time.

Tenants can also bring an expert of their own. You can request someone from the Tenant's Association, or there are private companies who also do this service. There are fees but it can save you a lot of grief and money.
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An official person would have known to give you a copy of the signed report when he was finished, then and there. Also, such a person would have requested the forms from the bank for the release of the deposit (less any agreed charges) at the same time.

Tenants can also bring an expert of their own. You can request someone from the Tenant's Association, or there are private companies who also do this service. There are fees but it can save you a lot of grief and money.
They take the bank info but often use the heating bill excuse to delay the return of the deposit for a year
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They take the bank info but often use the heating bill excuse to delay the return of the deposit for a year
well, the heating didn't work for one winter, so i'm expecting to get money back on this one!
 




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