The letting agents need approval?! Are they expecting the landlord to turn round and say nah its OK, waste of money those things...just leave the place empty for me...
Completed the move this weekend. Been in the new flat a week and handed the keys back on the old place this afternoon.
Have been living at a friend's house prior as they were away for two weeks and I was happy to get away from him for a bit so missed a bit of stuff.
'Shouty man' has had to temporarily move out due to the building noise coming from next door so wasn't around while I said my goodbyes to the other residents. Turns out he has had arguments with one of the other residents about noise for the last few weeks but they couldn't say anything as he would hear and kick up a fuss. He also had a massive shouting match with the site foreman (who is great, has always asked us to keep the drive clear when deliveries are due, cleaned their mess, even bought us all food from the local chippie when they had to cut the power for a few hours) about dust levels and noise early in the morning. They are never on site outside the 8-4 stated in the application and keep noisy work to after 10am. They called the police on him after he entered the site and refused to leave, his sister took him away and he's staying with her until the work is complete. Turns out he has been a problem ever since he moved in but it is near-impossible to get him removed as he always plays the 'I'm ill so give me some slack' game plus his landlord is unwilling to deal with the hassle of removing him after trying to do so a few years ago but the local health board made it hard to evict him (claimed nowhere else would take him). So the problem won't be going away soon.
All in all glad I'm not there any more. The new place isn't perfect, but just has the normal flat problems of the main door occasionally slamming and kids running up and down the stairs. Nothing to worry about at all. The worst bit is that I no longer have a corner shop (big Tesco a mile away if I run out of milk though) and my broadband is now crap. 2mb max through the phone line now, used to 30mb via cable. Might struggle to stream DH races
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