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Thanks Jo. We recieved a letter from the tenant's solicitor returning our cheque uncashed and stating that the tenancy agreement provides for the deposit to be protected and that we cannot unilaterally change the terms of the contract. They have said they will defend the proceedings and rely on section 215(2) of the Housing Act 04 which prevents a landlord from serving a S21 notice where s213(3) has not been complied with - any thoughts??
Thanks Jo. OK we will secure the deposit then although thought that we had to return it to the tenant?
How would we grant a further AST? Is this necessary? I can't see the tenant playing ball