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do you mean damage to the property
there's no physical damage made to the property subject to the check out inventory report
Ok - if there is no damage then the Landlord can NOT keep the deposit.
The purpose of a deposit is to compensate for any losses, ie damage or rent arrears.
If there is not damage or any rent arrears then the Landlord can't claim the deposit.
The Landlord can't claim it just because you were subletting
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
he said he has financial damage because of the letting agent's fee paid for the whole year. can he do this?
No, not unless the agreement allows for such a charge
Does that help?
yes, they also want to charge £90 for change of lock, can they do that
No. Again not unless the agreement allows them to
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
Indeed, I would agree
so i can start a TDS dispute with the agreement i obtained, looks like i can win the case.
Yes I would do that