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On what basis it is being withheld please?
Various issues, mostly very exaggerated - redecoration works, minor damage etc. No rent arrears or anything of that nature.
I'm fairly confident that arbitration would find to a large extent in my favour, however my confidence in them is shaken as they're ignoring a term in the AST, referring to it as 'guidance'.
Even assuming it was notified on day 10 - the situation would be the same as now?
Yes, if it was notified on day 10 I'd simply let arbitration run its course. However, if a court would take the view that the AST was breached by failing to notify me in time and therefore award my whole deposit back, I'd take that route.
It would but then a Court would also look at the bigger picture, we are only talking 1 day
This would certainly go to conduct of the Landlord.
So, it would be safest to let arbitration run it's course?
But I think you should consider going to Court.
The Landlord would have to show on balance that you owe the money
If I went to court, I'm I likely to incur costs even if I win?
No, if you win then any costs are added to the claim.
If its under £10,000 and I am sure it is, it would be a small claim
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