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The erection of the garden fence, gate and garden stones were discussed and agreed with the landlord. He did mention that he would like the garden returned to it's original state when I moved out, but when he came to visit he looked at the fence and agreed it was a job well done and really liked it so I thought that meant he wanted to keep it.
The curtains and blind were left in good faith.
The landlord gave me notice as he wanted to move back into the property, and I left early to make things easy for him.
The property was left in immaculate condition so I was very, very surprised to find out from the DPS that my deposit was in dispute. The deposit was £1500 and I agreed to pay back £200 to take down the garden fence (which was one of the things in dispute). The DPS eventually awarded me back £865.
Because of this I would like my belongings back.
Am I being unreasonable?
Many thanks. Su
As I mentioned before - I was asked to leave the property earlier than the correct notice period so was quite rushed. I just left them in good faith as I really didn't need them.
Because of the way things have turned out I would like them back. The curtains and blind were never mentioned when I left.
I left at the end of February 2015.
But it has taken this long for the DPS to decide on the award.
During the DPS dispute I had to put my case forward - and in my response I asked for the curtains, blind, garden fence, garden gate to be returned. When the DPS made their decision they mentioned that they would not get involved with this request - only with the deposit in question.
Many thanks for your response - I just needed to know where I stood.
Do you think it is unreasonable to ask for them back though - I did ask the estate agent who said I would have to contact the landlord direct, which I'm happy to do but just wanted to get some advice before I contacted him.