He said that he will call the police to report that I am withholding his money.
He has threatened me and said I have to pay back the money because it isn't mine and I have to return it to the legal owner.
I know this is a civil, not criminal matter and that therefore the police will not be needed.
I do need just to get it sorted - get the window sorted, any balance owing repaid and move on.
Shorthold Agreed (?) Tenancy,
The deposit was in the Tenancy Deposit Scheme.
I reapid the deposit in full to the tenant, in good faith, as he needed it urgently for his new house.
He had also paid an extra month's rent, which we agreed I would keep hold of to cover any outstanding issues in the house... not thinking I'd need it. And then the issue of the window came to light!
No at time he moved out.
Can I just double check please, so that I am VERY clear.
I repaid his deposit that was secured through the tenancy deposit scheme and the money I have is an extra month's rent.
So am I still not liable to him, even though this is not exactly the deposit?
This is where I remain confused.
I have returned the protected deposit.
If the money I now have is NOT a deposit, can I deduct from it to pay for the window?
In any case, I am at least happy to pay half as a gesture of good will.
I'm really sorry - I just need to be VERY clear that I am being fair to him.