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Hello Jim mu name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
What was your deposit please?
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.
You are entitled by LAW to x3 the deposit paid as it was not protected. So claim for that amount - £4320
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.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
14 days from date you send letter. If you have no contract go onto the land registry website and check who owns the property.
If you paid cash I am sure you took money out of your bank. Yes you can claim for the landlord not protecting the deposit.
It can be resolved within a few months.
Does that clarify?
No, do not pay him.
You can only win in Court if you sue him using his correct or known name.
If he has given you a false name you can sue in that.
No, I think you are ok.
I think you have a claim