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I rented a room from a man I did not have a contract he did

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I rented a room from a man I did not have a contract he did not give me a contract as it was short term I gave him 2 was notice he is now withholding my deposit.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Remus2004 replied 2 years ago.
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How can I help with this please?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I was living in a rented room in a flat I lived in it for 2 months but I had no contract I have noworked moved on I had told the owner I was leaving in 2 was once I left I asked for my deposit back he refused & told me I needed to give him a months notice.

Expert:  Remus2004 replied 2 years ago.
Ok.
So what is your question about this please?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

As far as I am concerned I didn't have a written contract it was an agreement I told him 2 wks prior to me leaving out of good faith but he refuses to give me my deposit back,I would like to know if I am in the wrong?

Expert:  Remus2004 replied 2 years ago.
Yes, you probably are but it is not as bad as you might think.
There was a contact. The fact there was not a written one is a non issue. One clearly exists.
He is entitled to notice of one term of the rental period. Normally that would be one month. In exceptional cases you would try to argue that one week is sufficient but you will have to prove that you only paid weekly.
If he is entitled to one months' notice then two weeks is inadequate and he has a claim for the remaining two weeks. That is not going to be the entirety of your deposit though. You would be entitled to something back.
Sorry but I can only give you truthful information.
Can I clarify anything for you?
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