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Just to confirm the tenancy has now ended? How much in total do you say he owes you?
Hi Alex. Yes the tenancy finished on the 28th of august 2014.As my tenant had lived there for 5 years, I hadn't really heard about the tenancy deposit scheme then. In total he probably owes me the whole of the deposit, being 350 pounds but I will put some things down to general wear and tear. So I make it 250 pounds.
Ok - it makes no difference whether or not if the tenancy has ended whether you protected it
The tenancy has ended.
What you should do is return the £100 that is left after deductions
Then it is up to him to try and sue you
It would be a small claim and therefore even if you lost, which I doubt, there would be limited costs
Generally the law states that unless the deposit is protected you can't take any step to get them out
But in this case, they are out and the tenancy has ended, therefore there is no point now protecting the deposit
So return the £100 left and see what he does next
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?