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The Landlord's father says he must have the second inspection with the original letting agents Loveitts present as they had drawn up the original inventory and had the original photographs of when the property was let. We told him that we had a copy of the original inventory with us and the original letting details showing photographs of the property. He still said he would not sign until Loveitts had been present at the inspection. I asked him why he had arranged it for a Bank Holiday knowing that the agents would not be working that day. He said he would phone them the next day and try to arrange an appointment but we should be patient as they would probably be very busy.
I just wonder if 11 days after leaving the property, after carrying out what we thought was the final inspection of the property on Bank Holiday Monday with the landlord's father agreeing at that inspection that the property during our tenancy had been well looked after and very well maintained, he should refuse to release our deposit, stating he needed the original letting agents to be present at a further inspection, which he has arranged for tomorrow.
Is it legal for him to insist on a further inspection with the original letting agents whom he dismissed last September? Should we be attending this second inspection tomorrow, especially after being told to take somebody else with me, when we know we left that property immaculately clean and well maintained?