Alex Watts : Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
Alex Watts : For now please let me know how much you are seeking to recover?
not seeking to recover anything
They want £1040 and threatening my credit rating, county court. I don't believe i should be paying this. Also my £1500 deposit is in limbo. I have no access to the flat and they still have it.
Alex Watts : I agree.
Alex Watts : They can't touch your credit rating.
Alex Watts : Even if they issue county court proceedings it would only ever be a small claim given the value.
Alex Watts : Even if you lose at court then as long as you pay the disputed sum within a month, you won't get a ccj
Alex Watts : They can't recover legal fees in a small claim
Alex Watts : So they are just being bullies. If the property was not up to scratch then you are justified in ending the agreement snd claiming the deposit etc back.
Alex Watts : Can I clairfy anything for you about this today please?
right but do you think I have a point in my right not to pay as i had no heating in that flat since I moved in? and i thought I was being fair with them taking the rent out of my deposit but there keeping that and wanting another £1040 for a flat that had no heating?
Thank you for that answer it was very reassuring
Alex Watts : Yes I agree. The landlord has a duty under the landlord and tenant act to provide hot water and heating.
Alex Watts : So totally justified in claiming it back
Appreciate the feedback Alex
Alex Watts : Can I clairfy anything else for you?
no that covers what I wanted to know. Thank you very much.