Hi Alex,am not sure
Hi Alex, i am not suer as nothing had been communicated to me. i know for sure that on the TA it is stated that i have paid my deposit. Nothing mentioned about it being protected. how should i have known as it was my first time of renting.
Can you find out whether it has been protected, as it is quite important?
I will ask the landlord later today
No, it has not been protected.
1. to know if i can get my deposit back. 2. if i am liable to pay out the contract.
You need to write and set out your losses and request a refund within 14 days or say you will go to Court within 14 days. You should make sure you send this signed delivery and keep a copy.
If they do not refund you then you can issue proceedings in the County Court. You can either do this online at: www.moneyclaim.gov.uk or by completing form N1 http://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/n001-eng.pdf and take it to your local County Court.
The Court will then issue a claim which a copy will be sent to the Defendant who will have a limited time to defend it, if not you can enter Judgment and enforce.
If the claim is for £10,000 or less it will be a small claim so you will not need legal representation. Over this value you would need representation for trial.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Since the only address i have for the Landlord is the address i have been living in , what if he does not go around to that address to pick up his mails, what shall i do?
The Court rules say you must serve at the last known address, so your current address
That is acceptable.
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Thanks Alex. I wrote to the landlord requesting my deposit, indicate that i will be going to court within 14days from the date on the letter. Today i received a text to meet him to collect the deposit.
Thamks Alex. I wrote to the Landlord as advised. Today i have received a text asking me to meet with him for my deposit.