31D High Street, Totnes, TQ9 5NP

Added 30th July 2018

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1. 31D High Street Totnes – Not Recommended

By Aster - stayed here from 21st July 2017 to 21st July 2018

The property is somewhat over priced in rent considering its current features. It is approached through a partially blocked (with refuse) covered passageway from the High Street, you then pass the bin area which is often very smelly, before reaching the main door, which is loose and features an inadequate lock.

The entire left side of the flat has damp coming through the walls, causing the wallpaper to peel off and rendering one of the bedrooms un useable for purpose. Mold is a real problem.

The floor carpets are filthy and very old.

On arrival there was no doorbell (essential for this property), no bathroom mirror or blinds on bathroom window. All of these I had to buy and fit myself.

The landlord was very difficult to contact by phone, email or any other method.

When there was no heating in February (resulting from a fault with the heater) she was at first almost impossible to contact. Then very reluctant to engage with the problem at all. Eventually it was over three weeks without heating before it was fixed.

On moving out of the property I asked if she would like me to leave behind the new wasing machine and desk I had brought to the property , for the next tenant to benefit from. She agreed.
However, after vacating she entirely changed her mind and requested that I remove these items – I chose to have the cost of this deducted from my returned deposit as I had by this time moved on and couldn't personally deal with it.

This was symptomatic of the general unreliability of this landlord throughout my tenancy.

The Town however, (Totnes) and the general are is a charming place and with the right property and landlord it is a very pleasant place to live.

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