Handy man from HA has lied and said i abused him

(46 Posts)
Iwillmakeittoheaven Thu 12-May-16 14:53:07

Im so confused and upset right now.
I dont understand why this man has said this about me, i have seen him twice and both times been plesant and had a laugh with him.

I have been going through a battle with my HA abojt changing my single pane windows which leak when it rains.

This man has come here twice and commented how nice my flat is and how much i pay in rent ect just general chat

I have a feeling he is jealous, the thing is my flat looked like shit b4 i fixed it up. I dont know if he thinks they just gave it to me the way it looks now and he thought i dont pay rent, he is polish so maybe doesnt understand that HA do pay rent its just low.

Anyway he has said to the HA that last time he was at my property i laughed at him and said company were shit and i wanted all my windows replaced.

They have now refused to send another operative out cause of this plus he said they dont need changing but they do. I just think he is saying this because he is jealous or something? His friend has backed him and said i said this.

Nobody ever comes to my house its just me so nobody could if said this.
Now i feel like i dont want to let any ppl of this company in my flat again

What can i do about this?
I cant believe he has done this. This can go against me on my tenancy i have been with the HA since 2009 neber had issues with any handy men

Typed on my phone.

Toomuch2young Thu 12-May-16 14:55:21

What is he alleging you have done? Verbal or physical abuse? If verbal could it be a misunderstanding?

Iwillmakeittoheaven Thu 12-May-16 15:00:17

Verbal
Its a plain lie i have never been nasty to him or anyone from my HA ever i cant believe he just lied for no reason its just disgusting

PortiaCastis Thu 12-May-16 15:02:50

What did he say?

MakeItRain Thu 12-May-16 15:03:24

I think you need to put it in writing asap that you didn't say this. Keep your letter businesslike and unemotional. State that your windows still need replacing and that you will insist on a neutral witness being present when they send someone out. Include the point that as this is slander, so you will be taking this further if you don't hear from them.

Try not to worry. You have done nothing wrong. What he is saying doesn't even make sense unless you have been on at the company to replace all the windows. Just add something about being at a loss as to the reason why he has said this as you have no grievance with the company.

KingJoffreyLikesJaffaCakes Thu 12-May-16 15:07:26

Maybe he confused you with someone else?

HelenaDove Thu 12-May-16 15:16:16

Was it the HA that told you that he has alleged this about you?

MattDillonsPants Thu 12-May-16 15:18:34

Make a formal complaint! Write everything down....come back here so we can read it and help you if needed.

Then, call SHELTER for advice about the leaking windows. Do you have children? Is there any mould?

AugustaFinkNottle Thu 12-May-16 15:19:08

It might be worth contacting Shelter. They can't refuse to comply with their obligations as landlords just because of an allegation by one contractor.

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Thu 12-May-16 15:27:08

So is the thing you're accused of saying is that the company is shit? It's hardly abuse. They're over reacting if they're saying it is.

MistressDeeCee Thu 12-May-16 15:47:39

I think you should follow "MakeItRain"'s advice immediately. No delay

x2boys Thu 12-May-16 15:51:43

Why exactly are they saying you abused the work man? Even if you did say the company was shit that's not verbally abusiness the workman that would just be slagging off the housing association. confused

Catmuffin Thu 12-May-16 15:56:18

Did you say the HA are shit? (You said you have been in a battle with them as you need the windows replaced.) He has maybe misunderstood and thought you were saying his company were shit? (Maybe he owns the company.)

FullTimeOfTwo Thu 12-May-16 15:56:39

Wouldn't surprise me if HA were exaggerating as an excuse to get out of changing windows.

Definitely make a formal complaint.

Iamdobby63 Thu 12-May-16 15:56:42

Yes I agree, do put this all in writing. I would include in the letter that perhaps he was a little offended that you were taken aback when he questioned you about the rent you pay. Hardly professional!

Catmuffin Thu 12-May-16 15:57:55

Or was he from the HA?

SilverBirchWithout Thu 12-May-16 15:59:26

There must be more to this than you have said to us. Laughing at someone and moaning about the HA isn't abuse.

Can you explain what the HA have actually said?

SocialDisaster Thu 12-May-16 16:01:12

Is there something awkward about the job?

Iwillmakeittoheaven Thu 12-May-16 16:04:46

No way its confused he knows me as he always says how nice my flat is

Iwillmakeittoheaven Thu 12-May-16 16:07:44

He was one of the contrators of the ha

Sorry typing as i walk

Hydroshield Thu 12-May-16 16:09:48

If you're referring to a qualified tradesperson as a 'handy man' he's got reason to feel offended.
Why is your HA sending a 'handy man' round? What job was he sent to do?

leelu66 Thu 12-May-16 16:15:21

If you're referring to a qualified tradesperson as a 'handy man' he's got reason to feel offended.

Is 'handyman' derogatory? I don't think OP meant it in that way. 'Qualified tradesperson' could mean anything.

Why is your HA sending a 'handy man' round? What job was he sent to do

Presumably to 'change the single pane windows which leak when it rains'. As mentioned in the OP.

OP - I would write a letter to the HA to state your case. Presumably they have a duty to provide you with a certain standard of living at your home.

Iwillmakeittoheaven Thu 12-May-16 16:15:37

Silver im npt lying

Iwillmakeittoheaven Thu 12-May-16 16:16:18

Hydro i said

Iwillmakeittoheaven Thu 12-May-16 16:16:56

Thank u lee

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