Ive posted a couple of times previously about problems with my landlord- no hot water for months and letting himself into the property without notice- but things have been ok for the last few months until last Monday when he let himself into the property while I was in bed (Im disabled and couldnt get to the door fast enough so he used a key). This was to check over the fire alarms as previously the fire alarm box in the hall has been letting out a high pitched beep for 2 months and not functioning at all other than that.Again he gave no notice that he was turning up.
He checked the alarms and then 2 days later I received a letter from him stating the flat was messy,there was a risk of rodents and I was to clear it up and he would check in 2 weeks. The flat is unfurnished other than a cooker which is clean, the sink is clean as is the bathroom. In fact I have a lady employed by social services who comes in and cleans for me twice a week.
There was no rotting food,the laminated floor is clean as are the walls.
Yes,as it was after the weekend I had washing laid out in the living area for my lady to clean for me on Tuesday, there were magazines laying around and it was as untidy as you would expect of a flat that has not been tidied for 3 days. I had also pulled one of my chairs into the centre of the room and put a blanket over it so that I could sit up and watch tv. There are water stains on the ceiling due to the flat upstairs having a leak and the landlord not calling a plumber for 3 days despite me telling him it was leaking into my flat immediately.
If I had known he was coming I would have obviously got a friend to tidy for me but even so the flat is not unhygenic and nothing is damaging to the property. Can he use this in anyway to have me evicted? I am thinking Id do better living away from here anyway but Im in a 12 months fixed term contract (contact runs out in Feb,I have lived in the property since August 08) and moving for me is a nightmare being disabled and therefore an LA tenant. Because of this I try desperately to keep him happy so this is worrying me very much.
Obviously I will ensure the flat will be pristine condition when his visit is due but on past behaviour he could let himself in at anytime and I simply cant tidy up after thoroughly after myself everyday which is why I have help from social services anyway.