We are the tenant on a residential tenancy, as a company, between 20 Sep 2010 and 19 Sep 2015. The landlord is withholding a damage deposit and in fact requesting that we pay her extra funds above and beyond the damage deposit she already has. Her claims are so ludicrous that I expect we will have to make a small claim in court. I have read that she will not be expected to pay our legal costs. Is this true?
Does a company let become periodic the same as an AST would? She never signed and returned the new tenancy agreement in September 2014 so we assumed the tenancy agreement, which would have ended in September 2014, simple rolled over.
Also, she never supplied a signed inventory and schedule of condition - does this significantly undermine any claims she has regarding replacing furniture etc? We, as the tenant, had an inventory professionally compiled prior to the start of the let in September 2010. We did provide her with a copy.
Oh dear. Does that leave us at a disadvantage in the small claims court?
Can you please explain why you think we will be at a disadvantage in the county court if we make a claim for our deposit.
We have already left so no problem there. It is getting the damage deposit money back that is onerous.