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What type of tenancy do they have and when did the fixed period end?
Was it a 12 month contract when the tenant moved in?
So I assume you signed a new agreement at some point after 6 April 2007?
Yes, but did you sign a new agreement with the tenant after 6 April 2007?
Sorry for the overnight delay.
Has the tenant asked for the deposit back?
Yes you can. You can also claim back from the tenant the rest of the £3450 its going to cost you.
You need to write and set out your losses and request a refund within 14 days or say you will go to Court within 14 days. You should make sure you send this signed delivery and keep a copy.
If they do not refund you then you can issue proceedings in the County Court. You can either do this online at: www.moneyclaim.gov.uk or by completing form N1 http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/hmctsformfinder/n1-eng.pdf and take it to your local County Court.
The Court will then issue a claim which a copy will be sent to the Defendant who will have a limited time to defend it, if not you can enter Judgment and enforce.
If the claim is for £10,000 or less it will be a small claim so you will not need legal representation. Over this value you would need representation for trial.
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