The tenants has lived in the property more than 2 years now. Original AST was agreed on 19th August 2011.
No, no further tenancy agreement was signed.
Many thanks for the adivce. There are no surprises in your answer but I wanted to double check and make sure the next step is the correct one from a legal standing. Unfortunately a costly lesson for me to learn, but as long as I can see hope in removing the tenant there is a light at the end of the tunel. I'm more than happy to give the tenant the desposit back, she won't give me bank details so should I give her a cheque? What happens if she doesn't cash the cheque? Is providing one good enough?
Unfortunately myself and my agent didn't get all our documentation in order so I understand this is my fault.
Appreciate the frank advice.
If I give her cash or cheque should I enclose a covering letter stating that I'm returning her deposit? Do I need to state the reason for returning the deposit in the covering letter?
Thanks again Jo and I will speak to Sue also.
I have been advised that if I re file a s.21 I would have to give evidance that I returned the deposit. Will the tenant not be able claim that they did not know what the money was if I do this without a letter?
Got it ! If I have any further details am I able to ask you at a later time today?
wonderful thank you Jo