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« on: December 14, 2019, 05:55:52 AM »

Hello there,  i gave my lodger one months notice as per signed agreement, he then sent me notice next day and decided to leave  the property next day, which is fine .. he is a weekday lodger ... on the signed agreement does state the desposit will be returned and i confirmed this  on my notice to him less any resonable deductions etc,
 Being he decided to leave ,not stay his full notice he wont return keys until i have sent refund... the agreement states i can deduct if keys not returned, i have mailed him and said as he has decided to leave earlier then notice and has stated he has no intention of returning he must return the keys within 3 days or i will have the locks changed and deduct this cost from desposit , i have given 3 days notice to return keys and if key not back will proceed to get them changed and charge this out to him against the desposit.. is this correct ? Im not sure he will return them at all, and have explained he cant use keys as a bargining tool ?
 I guess what im saying is i gave him notice to move out explained his rent  still due on the first of the month for the remaining period owed, would then return desposit less any reasonable deuctions etc, he then came back saying he was giving notice ? And that i had to deduct owed rent from deposit and he would return keys when i sent refund , is he entitled to keep key until end of acutal notice period although he has stated he has not intention of returning ?


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S

« Last Edit: December 14, 2019, 06:15:54 AM by Susan 99 »
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« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2019, 06:23:16 PM »

Hello there,  i gave my lodger one months notice as per signed agreement, he then sent me notice next day and decided to leave  the property next day, which is fine .. he is a weekday lodger ... on the signed agreement does state the desposit will be returned and i confirmed this  on my notice to him less any resonable deductions etc,
 Being he decided to leave ,not stay his full notice he wont return keys until i have sent refund... the agreement states i can deduct if keys not returned, i have mailed him and said as he has decided to leave earlier then notice and has stated he has no intention of returning he must return the keys within 3 days or i will have the locks changed and deduct this cost from desposit , i have given 3 days notice to return keys and if key not back will proceed to get them changed and charge this out to him against the desposit.. is this correct ? Im not sure he will return them at all, and have explained he cant use keys as a bargining tool ?
 I guess what im saying is i gave him notice to move out explained his rent  still due on the first of the month for the remaining period owed, would then return desposit less any reasonable deuctions etc, he then came back saying he was giving notice ? And that i had to deduct owed rent from deposit and he would return keys when i sent refund , is he entitled to keep key until end of acutal notice period although he has stated he has not intention of returning ?


Thanks

S
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