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Experience:  LL.B, Pg.Dip, LL.M, M.B.A (Pending), Solicitor-Advocate. UK Practising Certificate issued by SRA., DIFC Courts Registered (Dubai)
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Many thanks response! I have been reading some scary

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Many thanks for your response!
I have been reading some scary internet stuff (always a bad idea) around how unproctected i am with regards ***** ***** deposit not having been protected at the correct time and that the way round this would bewithin subsection 215
section 215
(2A)Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply in a case where—
(a)the deposit has been returned to the tenant in full or with such deductions as are agreed between the landlord and tenant,where basically if i return the deposit (which i go do by simply agreeing with him to keep it for his current rent arears) that would satisfy this subsection of the section 21 which could mean i could still issue one in 6 months - or do you think i am over complicating it?do you think that a judge would be happy that i had retrospectively followed the letter of the law at least - i am less concerned about the fine and more concerned about having him as a tenant i just cannot get rid of - i live out of the country but will be returning to my flat at the end of the this tenancy period
many thanks
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Property Law
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
my next question if i decided to use his deposit for rent arears with agreement with him is in what form would that agreement have to take for the court to be satisfied?
Expert:  chatham-chamber replied 7 months ago.

Hi,

I would suggest any agreement that he signs would be acceptable by a court

Expert:  chatham-chamber replied 7 months ago.

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chatham-chamber, Solicitor
Category: Property Law
Satisfied Customers: 11614
Experience: LL.B, Pg.Dip, LL.M, M.B.A (Pending), Solicitor-Advocate. UK Practising Certificate issued by SRA., DIFC Courts Registered (Dubai)
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Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Ok thank you for that - so back to the original point what do you think is the best course of action to protect me in the future and allow me to use a section 21? would it be to simply save his deposit now or would it be return it (or rather use it for rent arrears) or if you cannot give flat out either or advice! coudl you explain to me the merits of each option?
Expert:  chatham-chamber replied 7 months ago.

Hi,

You should protect he deposit now and in future, do so as soon as the deposit is received from any future tenants.

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