I rent a flat in a building where there are 12 flats. It’s a converted building, I think it used to be some factory.
There were two burglaries on the ground floor just within the last two months. My flat is on the first floor, basically there are no more upper levels.
I am concerned because the front door of my flat is wonky. I noticed that upon moving in but because the door is still locking well, and there is a locked front door on the building, also the area is quite safe and upcoming, I didn’t think that it would be a problem. Now, we’re very concerned with my partner. I raised the issue through the agency to the owner over a week ago but no answer. We have a breaking clause in the agreement after 6 months, and now that is expired but We still have to give 2 months notice.
We’re planning to look for something else in a safer building. My question is if there was a way to reduce the notice period? Considering that the owner’s been always reluctant to sort out problems, it took her two months to give us a new oven for example. She is not answering emails, she’s been had to be chased up in the past, and to be called by the phone.
Eventually all the issues were sorted but it took ages every time.
We’re planning to go away for at least a month to our home country in the summer and we would be very anxious to leave our belongings here in the flat under the circumstances.