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Does anyone have any thoughts, stories, advice about landlords and broken computers? (22)

Sep 17, 2008 12:07 PM CST Does anyone have any thoughts, stories, advice about landlords and broken computers?
Zellarrone1
Zellarrone1Zellarrone1Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England UK37 Threads 5 Polls 10,047 Posts
So here we go... has anyone ever been renting an house which has been put up for sale by the landlord? If so, how much notice were you given to leave also does anyone know anything about "sitting tenants?" How you qualify to be one I mean laugh Or if anyone just wants to put any landlord horror stories in here then they can do that also professor



Now the computer bit... my son's computer broke yesterday (won't start up at all) but it is guaranteed for 3 years YET says in the guarantee that the guarantee is invalid if the computer has been tampered with.

Anyway, he rings up about it and is told to have a fiddle about inside of it cos they have an "open box policy" which I'd never heard of. Hmm, seems contradictory to me but then again we've never had a computer repaired under guarantee before dunno I've got to go to work shortly but will check back later and see if anyone has had any
lightbulb ideas - Thanks in advance if you have wave
Sep 17, 2008 12:23 PM CST Does anyone have any thoughts, stories, advice about landlords and broken computers?
Seabiscuit
SeabiscuitSeabiscuitPlymouth, Devon, England UK69 Threads 2,362 Posts
Don't open it up, no matter what they say because you can bet they will turn around and say you looked in the wrong place or touched something you weren't meant to..
Sep 17, 2008 12:24 PM CST Does anyone have any thoughts, stories, advice about landlords and broken computers?
lisalee1960
lisalee1960lisalee1960st pauls, Majjistral Malta9 Threads 260 Posts
i know if they give you a months notice and you dont budge,they have to then go through an eviction process,which can take 3 to 9 months and gives you more time to find a place,the court can also award you more time.although i live in malta, i am english and referring to english law,this has just happened to my cousin
Sep 17, 2008 1:09 PM CST Does anyone have any thoughts, stories, advice about landlords and broken computers?
tinaferrara
tinaferraratinaferraraedinburgh, Lothian, Scotland UK17 Threads 278 Posts
sb is right,that happened to me and they said i had messed with it and touched the wrong thing so the guarantee was invalid,be careful
Sep 17, 2008 1:31 PM CST Does anyone have any thoughts, stories, advice about landlords and broken computers?
trish123
trish123trish123Macclesfield, Cheshire, England UK231 Threads 6 Polls 19,911 Posts
You have to start with the type of tennancy you have Zell - this link should help and you can phone one of their many offices for advice too - but do it sooner rather than later ok......




As for the comp - if he doesnt admit to opening it or make an issue of them telling him to, then he should be ok....... or even play them at their own game and pretend he doesnt even remember that bit of the conversation dunno
Sep 17, 2008 3:03 PM CST Does anyone have any thoughts, stories, advice about landlords and broken computers?
uptall
uptalluptallQuiet village..., Durham, England UK72 Threads 1 Polls 18,570 Posts
Take the computer back to the shop, and tell them straightscold don't take no for an answervery mad the law is with you.

As for the landlord, Why prolong the inevitabledunno sorry but most are just a lot ofcowboy and have no feelings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Best of luck................ wave
Sep 17, 2008 5:19 PM CST Does anyone have any thoughts, stories, advice about landlords and broken computers?
Zellarrone1
Zellarrone1Zellarrone1Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England UK37 Threads 5 Polls 10,047 Posts
lisalee1960: i know if they give you a months notice and you dont budge,they have to then go through an eviction process,which can take 3 to 9 months and gives you more time to find a place,the court can also award you more time.although i live in malta, i am english and referring to english law,this has just happened to my cousin
Someone kept saying to me I'd have squatters rights for 6 months, now I know what they meant. I thought they were joking laugh
Sep 17, 2008 5:21 PM CST Does anyone have any thoughts, stories, advice about landlords and broken computers?
Zellarrone1
Zellarrone1Zellarrone1Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England UK37 Threads 5 Polls 10,047 Posts
trish123: You have to start with the type of tennancy you have Zell - this link should help and you can phone one of their many offices for advice too - but do it sooner rather than later ok......

for the comp - if he doesnt admit to opening it or make an issue of them telling him to, then he should be ok....... or even play them at their own game and pretend he doesnt even remember that bit of the conversation
Hey, this is a really useful site. I managed to work out which lease I had thumbs up and also had a good read up about landlords not keeping up with repairs wave
Sep 17, 2008 5:23 PM CST Does anyone have any thoughts, stories, advice about landlords and broken computers?
Zellarrone1
Zellarrone1Zellarrone1Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England UK37 Threads 5 Polls 10,047 Posts
uptall: Take the computer back to the shop, and tell them straight don't take no for an answer the law is with you.

As for the landlord, Why prolong the inevitable sorry but most are just a lot of and have no feelings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Best of luck................
Yes, you're right, it's just a business to them wave
Sep 17, 2008 5:25 PM CST Does anyone have any thoughts, stories, advice about landlords and broken computers?
Zellarrone1
Zellarrone1Zellarrone1Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England UK37 Threads 5 Polls 10,047 Posts
tinaferrara: sb is right,that happened to me and they said i had messed with it and touched the wrong thing so the guarantee was invalid,be careful
I followed yours and SB'S advice and told him not to touch it so he rang them back and they said they'll repair it free but he's got to pay the courier £50 because it's in the second year of guarantee so dunno if he's going to do that or try and get someone local to do it wave
Sep 17, 2008 5:29 PM CST Does anyone have any thoughts, stories, advice about landlords and broken computers?
lisalee1960
lisalee1960lisalee1960st pauls, Majjistral Malta9 Threads 260 Posts
no matter what zellarone even with a guarantee,they still want u r money
Sep 17, 2008 5:32 PM CST Does anyone have any thoughts, stories, advice about landlords and broken computers?
Seabiscuit
SeabiscuitSeabiscuitPlymouth, Devon, England UK69 Threads 2,362 Posts
Zellarrone1: I followed yours and SB'S advice and told him not to touch it so he rang them back and they said they'll repair it free but he's got to pay the courier £50 because it's in the second year of guarantee so if he's going to do that or try and get someone local to do it


Sounds about right to be honest.. Most places only have everything for free in the first 12 months
Sep 17, 2008 5:41 PM CST Does anyone have any thoughts, stories, advice about landlords and broken computers?
Zellarrone1
Zellarrone1Zellarrone1Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England UK37 Threads 5 Polls 10,047 Posts
lisalee1960: no matter what zellarone even with a guarantee,they still want u r money
I know, they get the money one way or another uh oh
Sep 17, 2008 6:54 PM CST Does anyone have any thoughts, stories, advice about landlords and broken computers?
Beenabout
BeenaboutBeenaboutPreston, Lancashire, England UK6 Threads 209 Posts
Hello Zellarrone

If this assists you in any way then you are welcome.

You will eventually receive a Notice of Intended Prosecution-fill it in and return it to the Court emphasing a GENUINE and ONGOING reason why you are unable to honour the termination of the Letting Contract(assuming notice has been served)-you dont need a solicitor-you can do it yourself-ABOVE ALL-DONT stop paying regular rent(if you do-that can change the goalposts?)-you may possibly be required to attend a preliminary hearing to explain your reasons?-but the full hearing will be some lengthy time later?-if you have children living with you(under 17) in the Letting-then that MAY be to your advantage?-But please be aware-District Judges are known as LOOSE CANNONS-Nothing is guarranteed?-except that eventually the Letting will be vacated and returned to the owner.Contractual repairs are an independent issue to termination-but may be considered in mitigation?.

Hope this assists you.
Sep 18, 2008 1:47 AM CST Does anyone have any thoughts, stories, advice about landlords and broken computers?
no1brightongirl
no1brightongirlno1brightongirlbrighton, East Sussex, England UK15 Threads 286 Posts
well thats what i call an answer
Sep 18, 2008 7:07 AM CST Does anyone have any thoughts, stories, advice about landlords and broken computers?
Zellarrone1
Zellarrone1Zellarrone1Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England UK37 Threads 5 Polls 10,047 Posts
Beenabout: Hello Zellarrone

If this assists you in any way then you are welcome.

You will eventually receive a Notice of Intended Prosecution-fill it in and return it to the Court emphasing a GENUINE and ONGOING reason why you are unable to honour the termination of the Letting Contract(assuming notice has been served)-you dont need a solicitor-you can do it yourself-ABOVE ALL-DONT stop paying regular rent(if you do-that can change the goalposts?)-you may possibly be required to attend a preliminary hearing to explain your reasons?-but the full hearing will be some lengthy time later?-if you have children living with you(under 17) in the Letting-then that MAY be to your advantage?-But please be aware-District Judges are known as LOOSE CANNONS-Nothing is guarranteed?-except that eventually the Letting will be vacated and returned to the owner.Contractual repairs are an independent issue to termination-but may be considered in mitigation?.

Hope this assists you.
Hi wave and thanks. well at least I know what to expect if worse comes to the worse and I don't manage to get something sorted soon.
Sep 19, 2008 2:03 PM CST Does anyone have any thoughts, stories, advice about landlords and broken computers?
lint874
lint874lint874Leeds, West Yorkshire, England UK3 Threads 1 Polls 577 Posts
Computer: You've checked it's getting power (by swapping monitor and base-unit power leads? - could be a blown fuse or lose power lead)

Is the base unit dead when you try powering it up? Any LED's lit on it? If none - probably PSU is blown - get supplier to fix under guarantee.

If base unit looks and sounds OK - it's either a monitor (most likely or base unit graphics card problem. Get supplier to fix.

If it looks like PC goes through initial boot screens but Windows fails to start, does it come up with any error messages? It could be you've just got a corrupt operating system. In which case you'll need a Windows Operating System CD - and could fix the fault yourself.

Most PC's can be opened without leaving any trace. Also what does their "no tamper" policy mean? PC's are designed to be easy to upgrade with additional memory, disk drives, graphics cards etc. I wouldn't call this tampering but normal upgrading and customisation.

If you got your soldering iron out and made a few electronic changes to the motherboard, that would be tampering.
Sep 19, 2008 4:43 PM CST Does anyone have any thoughts, stories, advice about landlords and broken computers?
Zellarrone1
Zellarrone1Zellarrone1Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England UK37 Threads 5 Polls 10,047 Posts
lint874: Computer: You've checked it's getting power (by swapping monitor and base-unit power leads? - could be a blown fuse or lose power lead)

Is the base unit dead when you try powering it up? Any LED's lit on it? If none - probably PSU is blown - get supplier to fix under guarantee.

If base unit looks and sounds OK - it's either a monitor (most likely or base unit graphics card problem. Get supplier to fix.

If it looks like PC goes through initial boot screens but Windows fails to start, does it come up with any error messages? It could be you've just got a corrupt operating system. In which case you'll need a Windows Operating System CD - and could fix the fault yourself.

Most PC's can be opened without leaving any trace. Also what does their "no tamper" policy mean? PC's are designed to be easy to upgrade with additional memory, disk drives, graphics cards etc. I wouldn't call this tampering but normal upgrading and customisation.

If you got your soldering iron out and made a few electronic changes to the motherboard, that would be tampering.
wave Thanks for that, yes we tried a different monitor and checked the leads and still nothing happened, no lights came on or anything. Courier is coming to collect it on tuesday and taking it to london to be fixed under guarantee, will cost £41 and take two weeks so not too bad really.

If they put a letter in saying what the fault was I'd put it in this thread laugh or maybe they'll just repair it and send it back with no explanation dunno
Sep 19, 2008 6:35 PM CST Does anyone have any thoughts, stories, advice about landlords and broken computers?
Beenabout
BeenaboutBeenaboutPreston, Lancashire, England UK6 Threads 209 Posts
Zellarrone1: Thanks for that, yes we tried a different monitor and checked the leads and still nothing happened, no lights came on or anything. Courier is coming to collect it on tuesday and taking it to london to be fixed under guarantee, will cost £41 and take two weeks so not too bad really.

If they put a letter in saying what the fault was I'd put it in this thread or maybe they'll just repair it and send it back with no explanation



HA HA!(sorry for laughing luv)-but your last paragraph reminded me of those fortunate people who bought a Rolls Royce car new and if it developed a fault and you were the sole owner-the car was trailered away and returned within a very reasonable time-always with the same statement-'No Fault Found Sir'-not too sure if that applies these days though?-cant see it applying to computers!!!!.
Sep 19, 2008 8:49 PM CST Does anyone have any thoughts, stories, advice about landlords and broken computers?
lint874
lint874lint874Leeds, West Yorkshire, England UK3 Threads 1 Polls 577 Posts
Zellarrone1: Courier is coming to collect it on tuesday and taking it to london to be fixed under guarantee, will cost £41 and take two weeks so not too bad really.

If they put a letter in saying what the fault was I'd put it in this thread or maybe they'll just repair it and send it back with no explanation


The PSU's (power supply unit) blown. They cost less than £41 and are very easy to fit.

What a rip-off!

Why couldn't they just send you a replacement PSU with instructions on how to fit it?

It takes less than 15 minutes to swap a PSU, not 2 weeks.
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