Thanks very much for this information. I have a few concerns about approaching the landlord direct. The first is that the only contact details I have for him are his home address in the US. Ideally, I would have an email address or phone no. too. However, presumably, it makes no difference how I get in touch - writing a letter would be just a useful as an email?
My other concern is that the previous tenant who lived here asked the Estate Agent what the landlord would want for the house, if she were to put in an offer. The Estate Agent then put the house up for sale to the public, at the landlord's request, although the tenant did not actually put in an offer herself in the end - she was merely enquiring. Can I check please, the landlord is not within his rights to put the property up for general sale while I am still living in it, as part of my 6 month contract is he? I don't want him to do this to me as a result of me asking him if he is interested in selling.
Thanks. I have some more questions. Do you want me to rate you and move on to another expert or are you prepared to answer more questions?
I will rate your answer. It is disappointing that you are not happy to answer further questions - this site is advertised as allowing you to ask as many as you want to of your expert. It feels a little like the rating it more important to you than helping your client.
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