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Can anyone help me write this letter?

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FeelingLucky Thu 31-Jul-08 17:21:39

We have a buy-to-let flat.
The lady downstairs is very nice but she keeps leaving her stuff in the communal hallway - wouldn't mind if it were bikes and buggies, but they're amps an drums and shelves, etc.
This has been going on since we moved out of the property two/three years ago. We;re very friendly with her and she always says she'll move it but never seems to. Thing is, she never used to leave her clutter in the communal area when we lived there so I do think she's taking the piss a bit.

The freeholder (who is also her landlord) has had words with her about it, but she brushes him off in the same way. It's beginning to be a safety (access/egress) issue and though my tenants aren't bothered by the clutter, I can't help thinking what would happen if there was a fire.

The freeholder has encouraged me to write a letter to him which he can show to her to prove he is not the only one moaning about it. The letter would also cover me to show I have tried to do something about the safety issue should anything happen. However, I don't want to create any ill feeling with downstairs neighbour, so for once I'm at a loss for words.

Anyone help with a few words and phrases to inspire me? Please?

lalalonglegs Thu 31-Jul-08 18:50:28

Dear Freeholder

Despite repeated requests to the leaseholder of the downstairs flat that she remove her property from the building's communal areas, she has persisted in storing large items such as drum kits and amps in the hallway. Not only is this extremely annoying and unnecessary but I believe it contravenes the terms of her lease and may be causing a safety issue as it is making access to my flat awkward.

I would be grateful to you if you could resolve this matter for us as soon as possible as I am anxious about the viability of renting my flat in these circumstances.


FeelingLucky Thu 31-Jul-08 19:02:54

Thanks for the inspiration Lala ... all I need do now is take deep breath and write it

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