Hello Patrick my name is ***** ***** I will help you.
Have you given notice to leave please?
Ok - well on the basis your deposit has been taken out this is illegal. As such the Landlord can not take ANY step to evict you and indeed you can sue for breach of the Housing Act rules for taking the deposit out.
The Landlord can NOT increase rent, nor change ANY terms - you have a contract until 17th October.
You need to write and say the Landlord is in breach of the deposit rules and ask that it is protected otherwise you will go to Court.
If he refuses you can issue a claim for x3 the deposit value. You can do this online www.moneyclaim.gov.uk or at: http://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/n001-eng.pdf
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?Alex
Yes write to the Landlord or agent. But its the Landlord as he/she has control of the property.
Does that clarify?Alex
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I hope that helps! Alex
Yes as the Landlord should do it within 14 days of receiving it.
Once your landlord has received your deposit, they have 30 days to tell you:
Patrick - the landlord MUST protect your deposit. This is a legal requirement. The Landlord can NOT serve any notice on you to quit whilst the deposit is not protected. The Landlord can NOT hold the deposit.
Yes you can still make a claim. Does that clarify? Alex
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Ah you have yes, thanks!
Calling now. Alex
Sorry I posted that to the wrong question!