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You do not need to worry
The tenancy has ended and the deposit has been returned.
You therefore do not need to protect the deposit.
The tenancy is at an end.
So if he tries to take you to Court he would fail.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
ok - when I have checked on websites though it says even if the tenancy has ended and the bond returned, they can still seek compensation
No - its ended. There is simply no claim.
Otherwise you could just protect the deposit now and take it back out again - no point
It is only when they are in occupation
But in any event to answer your specific question yes a Court would deduct the £495 he owes you
Does that clarify?
the solicitor from my insurance company also said if the tenancy has ended he can still claim. My real question is if the unpaid rent will reduce it. I think there was a revision to the law in 2012
Yes the unpaid rent will reduce it
Shelter hasn't amended because of case law
But yes unpaid rent will reduce any claim
Does that help?
kinda. so will I end up paying £5 x 3 or
The Court can order x1 to x3 the amount
But as I said case law is against your tenant
so u think i'll end up paying nothing cos the bond was returned?
but worst case £5 x 3
ok thank you.
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no, that's it thanks
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