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how can I recover my money or take legal action against her?
Did you give her the one months notice ?
How much is the one months rent? How much deposit?
So you had a six-month tenancy,and at the end of the fifth month you gave her notice?
You paid rent to the end ofthe sixth month (although you left a few days early), and now, in addition tothe six month rent, she wants to keep your deposit, which is the same amount?
Can you please confirm myunderstanding is correct?
I'm sorry, I appear to be missing something.
You gave a months notice and then immediately left (orwithin a few days). The rent is £550 and so is the deposit. So the deposit willcover the months notice.
In which case, what do you want back?
Thank you. The easiest way isto issue small claims court proceedings which you can do quite easily at www.moneyclaim.gov.uk
Hopefully, she will turn updrunk again and lose her defence!
I would itemise the depositless the rent down to the day, I would add a mountain for inconvenience and inrespect of any actual damage.
It is not worth claiming forabuse and harassment. You should have called the police as soon as she started.It is obviously too late now
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Thank you. Provided what youclaim is under £5000 (most likely) then this will be Small Claims Court andneither of you recover costs and no costs are payable whether you win or lose.
The court fee depends on theamount of the claim. The court fees are here on page 2 http://hmctscourtfinder.justice.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/ex050-eng.pdf