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Hi, Thank you for your question and welcome. My name is ***** ***** I will assist you. Even without a contract you can still get your money back. If she wont repay it you have the following options: 1. You can make a claim in the county court https://www.gov.uk/make-court-claim-for-money/overview; 2. If she is regularly offering lodgings then you could report her to the local council. Can you tell me how much one months rent would have cost? Does she still have any of your stuff? Your nationality will have no bearing on the outcome of this. I look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards AJ
P.S I have to go offline temporarily so please do not be concerned if you do not hear from me right away.
Thank you for your reply. I was paying 90 pounds per week so around 390, 400 pounds per month. No she doesn't have any of my staff because my manager at work knowing the situation told me that she could have send my staff with a courier for free to Italy ( my company is a tv production company so they are used to send staff around the world all the time) So I asled my landlady to put my staff in a taxi (paid by my company) to be able to reach the office so that my manager could have sent it to me.
What the landlady is running is a Air B&B.
may I clarify with you that the lapse of time with which I am requesting my deposit back is not going to interfere with the case? and also once I sue her online may I ask how much money should I request? also how important is that she didn`t secure my deposit?
Sorry for all the questions, thank you so much AJ
wow That is great news regarding the timing.
she had 4 rooms in her house and she was living there also. She used one room and whatever she had available as a Air B&B and the other 3 were taken by tenants like me so no I didn`t have B&B rules. She got my contact from Spareroom.com and then she did as she wanted.
What do you mean with assured shorthold tenancy? Like it was a short stay?Mine was considered a short stay.
Thank you again,
Thank you. No I didn`t complain to them cos I didn`t really have anything to do with them.
The only kind of agreement I had with her was a verbal agreement for a short stay of 2 months, that's all. Once I have arrived at her place she gave me a paper with the rules of the house (not to disturb, to keep it quiet, to clean after myself etc.), and she also stated in one email that if I wanted to bring a guest in my room for a night I had to pay extra 7 pounds to cover for water and electricity...To the other side she never told me about giving a notice of one month.
We knew I was going cos as part of a filming crew we had in our schedule that on the 1st of June we were flying out from London to go to Italy to do the filming, until the 7th of July. As said before, in the middle of May I have been told at work that I had to come back for the month of july to work for an other month, so I told her that I was coming back but I did leave Plymouth and cleared totally my room so that she could rent it again. Then my mum sickness happened and I never came back but she allowed herself to keep the deposit without telling me anything. I was nice enough to propose to give her some money, regarding the fact that she was expecting me for July and I didn`t turned up, but sje said not to worry about that so obviously I expected my deposit back when I came back to uk from Italy.I paid my rent monthly and in cash, and punctually. She never gave me a receipt for the paid rent.
I went to the link that you suggested and I did sue her online. it has been since November now that I asked for the money and she doesn't want to give it to me as she says that first the deposit doesn't belong to me anymore because I didn`t go back in July and second because I was asking for it seven months after I had gone.
Great no problem thank you and goodnight!