SMF - Just Installed!
Started by LifeIsShortEnjoy, July 21, 2023, 11:05:45 PM
Quote from: LifeIsShortEnjoy on July 21, 2023, 11:05:45 PMWe moved into our privately rented home and gave a deposit of 2k (twice rent) - this was two years ago.I have checked and it has not been placed in a scheme.
Quote from: LifeIsShortEnjoy on August 01, 2023, 11:22:54 AMShe charged us 2k deposit and in addition out £960 rent for the month - we told her at the time that this was surely not right and were told tough !! About a couple of months later she offered a thousand back if it helped, we wrote back and said yes please and she said no she had changed her mind ! Its been a constant dance the whole tenancy
Quote from: LifeIsShortEnjoy on October 10, 2023, 11:51:43 AMIs there anything else I can do to smooth things over or do i just keep quiet and hope it runs its course ?
Quote from: heavykarma on October 10, 2023, 01:41:39 PMForgive me for being blunt, but I don't think anything that has been said to you so far on the forum has made a jot of difference. You said on August 2nd "The minute we move out we will report the landlord". Now you just plan to roll over again. This is not the Kray's gang you are dealing with here, just some grubby little cheating landlord.You could see a solicitor,but I doubt if you will.
Quote from: Simon Pambin on October 10, 2023, 01:15:49 PMQuote from: LifeIsShortEnjoy on October 10, 2023, 11:51:43 AMIs there anything else I can do to smooth things over or do i just keep quiet and hope it runs its course ?Given that you're in a position to sue your landlord for anywhere between £4,000 and £12,000 for failing to protect the deposit, I rather think she's the one that needs to keep quiet.
Quote from: Hippogriff on October 11, 2023, 08:21:27 AMTime to stop responding to any and all communications until you have written one of your own, I believe.Send the Landlord a proper letter - citing stuff along the lines of "insisted she return our deposit as it deemed the Section 21 null and also was not in a scheme" - and advise you're making a claim for the Deposit not being protected - ensure the Landlord knows the maximum exposure will be 3x the amount of the illegally-high Deposit of £2,000. Tell her you're happy for a Court to decide in due course, based on the evidence, if she doesn't come back with a good faith offer to resolve within that time. What figure would you like? Give her a month to reply to that.
Quote from: Hippogriff on October 11, 2023, 08:21:27 AMThen proceed onwards if nothing comes of that. There's a process to follow and there's help all the way (here or elsewhere). You could be due a big pay-day just before Christmas.