Non resident landlord, agent witholding 100% rents what can I do?
I am a non-resident landlord and am using an agent in the rainham, essex area who has failed to pay me any rents on any of my 3 flats although they have been occupied and they have collected rents for the last 4 months. They insist its because I'm a non resident landlord and their main office in Winchester is supposedly dealing with it. They just keep coming up with excuses and are taking advantage of the fact that I live outside of the UK.
My accountant has already lodged my scheme application with the Inland Revenue so on my side all is in order. My accountant says it is illegal for any agent to withold more than 22% of the gross rent and if they do, get out! I am fed up and need a decent property lawyer and or some good advice please. I want my rents as they amount to over £5k? tnx
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