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Is this an AST?
Assured shorthold tenancy agreement?
Ok. Proceeding on the basis that this is an AST then she is right. She is also an ungrateful little madam and you might want to have nothing more to do with her but the problem is that being an unreasonable tenant doesn't mean you are not a tenant.
The deposit should have been in a scheme and it is not. She does have a claim for three times the sum. You would probably not be liable for three times the amount but she could sue for up to that sum.
If you are prepared to take the risk then you can deduct any damage from her deposit and sue her for any additional amount but you may well be hit with a counterclaim.
The advantage here though is that she will not probably just refuse to go because she has a council house waiting for her.
Can I clarify anything for you?
No problem. All the best.
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