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How much was the deposit please? Is it protected?
do you have photos of the limescale etc?
Ok then I would not worry. If the landlord tries to deduct anything then you can issue a small claim but the deposit is protected anything so would have to go through the dispute service to deduct.
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://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/hmctsformfinder/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?
Wait until the next. If the toilet gets blocked again then you can get a plumber out to rectify the problem and Bill the landlord.
Does that clarify? Alex
Well if the Landlord does you can dispute it and take it to Court.
But the Landlord cant make any deduction just like that, it has to go through the dispute service as it is protected.
Does that clarify?Alex
Thanks,. That depends on what is in the contract. If the contract says an inspection fee is payable then it is.If the contract does not mention the fee is payable, then no the Landlord cant charge this.
I see, sorry I misunderstood. You can claim that back. You can add that to the cost of the claim above.
The toilet clearly needed to be inspected and that is the Landlords responsibility
Well this is different because it a toilet. The Landlord and Tenant Act quite clearly states that the tenant must have toilet or water facilities. So legally yes he has to pay the fee. Contract does not trump statute.
No, you can say there is implied consent by conduct. The agent did not object. So yes they are liable for the fee.