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    Hey guys!
    I've had a few problems with my landlords and have been reading about joint tenancys. I found this on the Swansea Uni website - http://www.swansea.ac.uk/accommodati...alInformation/ .
    It says that if you pay a summer retainer then the property must be habitable...i.e. no major work taking place. Well last summer I paid a retainer of 200 pounds, but had no access to the house over summer, we weren't allowed to store things there or stay a few nights as extensive building work was going on. I was wondering whether, now I've found this out, I could request the money back from the landlords? Or is there nothing I can do?
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    What does your summer tenancy say about saying for a few nights in the property?
    I think that you should talk to them about the building work though.
    Is Swansea your university? Maybe have a chat to there accommodation department to see what they think you should do?
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    (Original post by welshliz)
    Hey guys!
    I've had a few problems with my landlords and have been reading about joint tenancys. I found this on the Swansea Uni website - http://www.swansea.ac.uk/accommodati...alInformation/ .
    It says that if you pay a summer retainer then the property must be habitable...i.e. no major work taking place. Well last summer I paid a retainer of 200 pounds, but had no access to the house over summer, we weren't allowed to store things there or stay a few nights as extensive building work was going on. I was wondering whether, now I've found this out, I could request the money back from the landlords? Or is there nothing I can do?
    Cheers!
    It's not Darren Way(Hey!)good, is it?

    I'm from Swansea Uni too. But if it was last summer... I doubt there's anything you can do now. Go into Fulton House and talk to the Accom people there. They're your best bet.

    edit - you have reciepts? Right? Or some form of proof?
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    If it was not habitable, I'm fairly sure you have a case. Talk to someone with legal knowledge and if necessary / feasible take it to small claims court.
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    Hey thanks for the replies guys. I'm doing Business Management at Swansea Uni
    Last summer the landlords completely gutted the kitchen and bathroom and put new in so it definately wasn't habitable! I have a family member who's a solicitor so I'll ask her to have a look!
    I have emails confirming they recieved the cheque and also as it was a cheque I sent I can prove the money went out of my account into theirs with my bank statements
    The landlords are David and Gaynor Godfrey.... I hate being ripped off!
 
 
 

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