I sent all my rent to the cat's home and I don't know what to do Watch

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I was really annoyed at my landlord this month because he didn't arrange for the dripping shower to be fixed despite a number of texts and emails. When it came to rent day though, I sent the full £550 to my local cat's home and made the donation in his name. He's hassling me now and threatening me with eviction, but I just tried to make him see that it's not acceptable to ignore my texts. What should I do?
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I was really annoyed at my landlord this month because he didn't arrange for the dripping shower to be fixed despite a number of texts and emails. When it came to rent day though, I sent the full £550 to my local cat's home and made the donation in his name. He's hassling me now and threatening me with eviction, but I just tried to make him see that it's not acceptable to ignore my texts. What should I do?
Whilst I'm sure the cat's home will appreciate this, you reason for doing it was a very bad idea. You could have witheld the rent until he got the shower sorted.
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What should you do - pay your rent! You have a legal objection regardless of any dispute with your landlord. You are not entitled to withhold you rent. Either phone Citizens Advice or read this - https://citizensadvice.org.uk/housin...ented-housing/
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Kidnap the cats for a ransom.
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tell him you were not feline right

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tell him you were not feline right

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I was really annoyed at my landlord this month because he didn't arrange for the dripping shower to be fixed despite a number of texts and emails. When it came to rent day though, I sent the full £550 to my local cat's home and made the donation in his name. He's hassling me now and threatening me with eviction, but I just tried to make him see that it's not acceptable to ignore my texts. What should I do?
You deserve trouble if you're purposefully withholding his rent money.
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You deserve trouble if you're purposefully withholding his rent money.
I'm not purposely withholding it though as I don't have it anymore.
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I'm not purposely withholding it though as I don't have it anymore.
You withheld the money and did something else with it, in the knowledge that doing so would leave you unable to pay your rent and thus in breach of contract. Now if you seek advice on how to make him sort the shower out, you don't have a leg to stand on. You have to be whiter than white in these situations.
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I was really annoyed at my landlord this month because he didn't arrange for the dripping shower to be fixed despite a number of texts and emails. When it came to rent day though, I sent the full £550 to my local cat's home and made the donation in his name. He's hassling me now and threatening me with eviction, but I just tried to make him see that it's not acceptable to ignore my texts. What should I do?
Perhaps this website will help you if you have trouble with your landlord during your tenancy in the future :
https://www.gov.uk/private-renting/repairs

In terms of eviction, landlords must give their tenants a 2 month eviction notice, so at the moment perhaps you dont need to be too concerned regarding the eviction aspect
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Start saying miaow and hope the cat's home can take you in when you get evicted.
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(Original post by Tootles)
You deserve trouble if you're purposefully withholding his rent money.
Hey I heard you are a sugar daddy ❤💕

Paypal me £1000 please babes xx
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I expected more from you pleasantri
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Hey I heard you are a sugar daddy ❤💕

Paypal me £1000 please babes xx
Not on your life, you haven't given me £1000 worth of service yet.
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Start saying miaow and hope the cat's home can take you in when you get evicted.
This isn't a laughing matter.
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It is for cats.
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Not on your life, you haven't given me £1000 worth of service yet.
I don't need to give you any service. You owe me £1000.
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This isn't a laughing matter.
Take a breath, paws, relax. Don’t get hiss-terical, it’s not a cat-astrophe. There are litter-ally many ways to resolve this. I’m sure you’ll find the purr-fect solution fur the problem. I’m sure you’d help miaow-t if I were in your position.
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I was really annoyed at my landlord this month because he didn't arrange for the dripping shower to be fixed despite a number of texts and emails. When it came to rent day though, I sent the full £550 to my local cat's home and made the donation in his name. He's hassling me now and threatening me with eviction, but I just tried to make him see that it's not acceptable to ignore my texts. What should I do?
I've had problems like these but not paying your rent is a big mistake. You should've paid the rent as normal, and if your landlord is refusing necessary repairs, seek advice from a charity like Shelter. Your landlord legally has to attend to repairs and there are legal procedures you can go through if they refuse. However, with you withholding rent (doesn't matter that you've sent it to a cat home, you're still withholding the rent you're legally required to pay), it will backfire and you'll end up with more problems than just a dripping shower.
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(Original post by Pleasantri)
This isn't a laughing matter.
You obviously thought that it was, if you really did give the money to a cat shelter. Your actions have consequences, but you know who to blame ..
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