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I was renting out the rooms in my property and I filed

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I was renting out the rooms in my property and I filed the money claim online against one of my tenants, with the wording as follows:
"My tenant xxx has failed to pay her rent of £450 which was due on 22 October 2011.
She has been persistently delaying payments of her rent since July 2011.
She is renting the room in my property on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy with the fix period 6 month beginning on 2nd July 2011.
She has been issued a notice section 8 on 29 September when she was delaying the rent due 22 September, which she consequently settled on 6 November.
She has been also issued a section 21 notice on 29 September 2011.
Now she has no intention of settling her outstanding rent from 22 October as she texted me that she would be moving out 22 November and I could keep her deposit (which is registered with DPS). But I have no guarantee that she will move out by 22 November. She was given a request to pay forthwith to avoid further charges but she ignored it."
My tenant eventually moved out on 26th November 2011 and I eventually got her holding deposit of £450 released to me on 3rd February 2012.
Bellow is the rent owed recs schedule:
£450.00 Rent due on 22 October 2011
£35.00 Court Fee
£485.00 Subtotal
£59.18 Rent due on 22 November 2001 - until 26 November when she moved out
£544.18 Total owed
£450.00 Deposit claimed
£94.18 Difference owed
Since I never heard from her I forgot about this.
Now she has contacted me via email:
Dear Gabriela
Could you let me know what the above is about? I have found out that you have instructed a CCJ ?
You have received the Deposit from DPS –reference (123-930-16).I had sent them an email to release it to you and they have informed me this has been done as instructed which we had agreed.
My last months rent was covered by that deposit you received. So what do you need £485 for ?
My question is: Do I have any legal liability to respond to her?
Thanking you in advance for your answer
Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you.
No, you dont need to respond.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Hi Alex

Thank you for your replay.

Could you please give me some details about why I dont have to respond to her?

Thank you


You asked if you have a legal liability. Unless a court orders a response in law you don't have to.
does that clarify?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Hi Alex

Yes that helps.

Thank you very much.




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