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Yes. I would like to try reclaim some of this money.
I have written quotes from a builder.
Can I make a claim against the letting agent if I can show that the property was not inspected during the tenancy period? They also did not inform me that the tenants had not paid the rent and were still occupying the property.
Can I make a claim from the company that was leasing the property for the damage?
yes, they have a UK base. They were using the property for the short term residency for people on training courses but the letting agent seems to think it was being illegally sub-let.
The tenants whose name is XXXXX XXXXX lease is responsible for all the damage and you can sue them in the Small Claims Court which you can do quite easily here http://www.moneyclaim.gov.uk/
I think you were also entitled to a substantial chunk of the management fees back from the agent for breach of contract and breach of the provisions of the Supply of Goods and Services Act because they have failed to carry out the job reasonable care and skill.
You need to quantify it and ask them for a refund and if they do not refund, take them to the Small Claims Court in the same way that you do with the tenant.
It is however two separate claims.
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