Is a handshake legal
The problem I have is that at the end of the tenancy although initially I verbally agreed to a sum of
£300 to fix the damage in my property.Within two hours I produced a more detailed breakdown
of the damage - instructing the agent I was not prepared to accept this figure and that
all parties had to confirm and sign in writing that they agreed a new revised figure.
The agent is telling me [the landlord] that by shaking his hand and verbally agreeing to £300 - this is legally
I have asked for all details under the Data Protection Act. One thing I noticed is that
I was asked to clear an external drain although it was stated the tenancy agreement between
the tenant and the agent - that the tenant was responsible for this.
Can I claim this sum (buying the rods, time etc) back to the agent or the ex-tenant?
Want to read more?
This is a members only forum, if you want to read more you need to login to your membership, if you are not a member, click here to join.