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Yes, the full payment was made direct to me. The letting agency's association with the TDS had been terminated by the TDS because of the theft of clients' monies (to the sum, I believe, of £375,000) by the manager and franchise holder of the letting agency, so the TDS dealt direct with the tenants rather than the letting agency.
As soon as I received the deposit from the TDS, I paid the portion of the invoice which pertained to the internal, end-of-tenancy cleaning of the property immediately - this was the cleaning I had agreed to pay for right from the word go. The cleaning of the gutters was only mentioned much later.