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Hello my name is Mrs santos i am wait for anwser please
Okay .... (1) has she actually issued proceedings against you yet and (2) have you returned any part of the deposit?
The here solicitor writing me a letter to me give the deposit utilizador this friday if nottake to the court
OKay. You're entitled to retain whatever amount from the deposit is required to clean the property up and make it ready for the next tenant. This is what the deposit is supposed to cover.
Sorry until this friday if not take take me to the court now i dont give here the deposit
I took pictures to show the walls is Black she burning incenso in the house shall bem afraid if she took me to the court because she say i am not supostamente the keep the deposit is supostamente to Register the deposit with the goverment
Was this an assured shorthold tenancy that you had?
And when did it start?
Actually, sorry, I mean when did it end?
No she live in the house for near to 2 years she left the house in 26 the june she suppostif the contract in august
Okay. Because you failed to protect the deposit, the Court can awad up to 5x the rental deposit amount against you as compensation to the tenant.
It does have a discretion whether to do that.
If the tenant is giving you a choice between paying back the deposit and being sued for the compensation, it might be worth doing a deal with her and paying some (if not all) of the deposit back.
However, you would need to get any deal recorded in writing between you to protect you.
Is mi i am in the trouble because she left the house dirty i didnt know i suppost to Register the deposit but the name still in the bank i dont touch
Sorry the money
It doesn't matter if you didn't spend the money. The law requires you to lodge it with a protection scheme. If you didn't do that, you could be ordered to pay up to 5x that amount.
You have to do the maths.
If you have to pay £3,000 in compensation, and you spend say £2,000 in cleaning it up, then you are still £1,000 out of pocket (which is the return of the deposit).
That is not fair because she left the house very firty and all walls is Black not magnolia any more is mind the tenants have all rights to do what thens want is very good
I agree with you - but the law is trying to force landlords to protect the deposit. Those landlords that fail to do this will be ordered to pay compensation.
You can always deduct what you have from the depsoit to put the place right for the next tenant, but if you're sued, then you are likely to be ordered to pay something between 1x and 5x the despoit amount. This is where you take your chance.
It isn't fair, but this is the law I'm sorry to say. It's better you know this now, that be sued and face a bigger bill at court.
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