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hi, if i sublet the property(in the AST, no subletting is allowed)

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hi, if i sublet the property(in the AST, no subletting is allowed) and being asked to move out by the landlord, can they keep my deposit? thx
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Alex Watts : Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
Alex Watts : Has any damage been caused please?
Customer:

do you mean damage to the property

Customer:

there's no physical damage made to the property subject to the check out inventory report

Alex Watts :

Ok - if there is no damage then the Landlord can NOT keep the deposit.

Alex Watts :

The purpose of a deposit is to compensate for any losses, ie damage or rent arrears.

Alex Watts :

If there is not damage or any rent arrears then the Landlord can't claim the deposit.

Alex Watts :

The Landlord can't claim it just because you were subletting

Alex Watts :

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

Customer:

he said he has financial damage because of the letting agent's fee paid for the whole year. can he do this?

Alex Watts :

No, not unless the agreement allows for such a charge

Alex Watts :

Does that help?

Customer:

yes, they also want to charge £90 for change of lock, can they do that

Alex Watts :

No. Again not unless the agreement allows them to

Customer:

i have a copy of their company policy to all landlord, one clause saying that they will return letting fee to the landlord if the tenants left early, so i believe they are lying

Alex Watts :

Indeed, I would agree

Customer:

so i can start a TDS dispute with the agreement i obtained, looks like i can win the case.

Alex Watts :

Yes I would do that

Customer:

many thanks

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