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Natalie Rowland in Salford

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Natalie Rowland, Salford

Reviewed 18 November 2019
Where do I begin? Natalie seemed decent before I moved in, seemed friendly and welcoming. Upon moving in had problem transferring over to benefits after leaving work due to illness. Kept Natalie in the loop all the way through, apologised profusely and felt really guilty. This is not what you want moving into a new property only to be left to pick up the pieces after coming out of work and being entitled to zilch from the welfare system. Thankfully things resolved after a few months. By then Natalie was throwing wild and insulting accusations around about me, both to neighbours and other tenants which I took as a deliberate defamation of character. Was it due to the situation with the benefits? Was I too nice? Did she think I was a pushover? I still don't know to this day but regardless it was unwarranted and made me uncomfortable. It got to the point where I sent her a formal letter upon advice from a solicitor but the threats and attacks continued. Natalie attempted to have me arrested, deliberately tried to make a scene and have the whole street come out and watch in order to further humiliate me. It dawned on me this woman is not stable. Due to the fact I had spent my severance pay on moving out of a previous property I was struggling to formulate a way in which I could ensure the rent was being paid but I also could save up to move out. This was only after 2-3 months of being here. I should have known earlier as soon as I moved in the line went dead, she wouldn't reply to messages regarding repairs, keeping in contact regarding my rent situation, problems with other tenants etc. Sporadically I would receive nasty messages back which had nothing to do with my original messages. She also kept mentioning about a homeless man who lived in this room prior to me and it began to irritate me as I really didn't want to know about past tenants as it had nothing to do with me, just wanted a peaceful tenancy. Was she trying to pigeonhole me? Felt at times she was comparing me - I had never met the man and could possibly have no clue how he acted or whether I reminded her of him in me - that's how bizarre it was - felt like she was comparing me to someone she clearly didn't get along with. Who knows. Again, Natalie is evidently a very manipulative and unstable landlord. It's evident her tactics for renting is bullying her tenants while also trying to manipulate them into feeling powerless. I had heard about past experiences from other ex tenants but unfortunately only after I moved in, who said she had attempted to break the law several times in regards to signing illegitimate tenancy agreements as well as renting the property out while it was derelict and while not having the correct fire regulations established. Shows her lack of regard for her tenants. At one point she brought two burly men to intimidate me who later tried to kick the door through while I was pushing the door back preventing them from breaking in. I rang the police and reported the incident, another incident, another situation provoked by Natalie. Again, completely unjustified. It didn't take long before every tenant had moved out, fortunate to be in work they could move out, staying among their reasons were the unstable behaviour of Natalie and the situations she had put them in, for no viable reason whatsoever. She attempted to falsify charges by the police (nonexistent) in order to accelerate repossession as it became clear to her that I wasn't going to be bullied and harassed, I'm in the process of going through the legal proceedings as I write this. The neighbours are sick of the landlord causing trouble on the street and have been witness to numerous tenancies over the years, none that have ended well and all which have involved similiar situations. This you would/will find out for yourself if you ever find yourself living here. Overall the landlord is volatile abusive manipulative and mentally unstable, has a history of breaking the law and disregarding the safety and wellbeing of the tenants living in her properties. She fails to keep the house to a decent standard while hiring rogue handymen. Was swindled out of my deposit which I thought I was complicit in as a gesture to pay rent, later found out that my deposit cannot be used to clear the arrears unless it has been agreed and formalised in court. I wanted my deposit back but felt compelled to comply with the landlord. She served me with an illegal eviction notice which amounted to an illegal eviction while using the police to threaten me if I returned despite genuinely not doing anything wrong to warrant such a response. To keep the peace I kept out of the way for a week which cost me a lot of money, money I couldn't afford due to my current situation. In all fairness, a big aspect of things going wrong were down to the failing of universal credit supporting me through a transitory period. Despite this, the landlord went on a rampage to find any excuse and any storyline to demonise me and punish me. I was hoping for better things here as this place could be great if only the landlord was not the current landlord!
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