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I just left this room, the person who posted the advert to

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Good morning, I just left this room, the person who posted the advert to spareroom website is not property owner, they did not want to sign a formal agreement with me for renting the room which i assume was to avoid having written proof of the agreement and deposit amount which they did sign in the end. they told me that my possesions had to be hidden from their landord which is worrying and both entered my room and moved my things while i was not there.I am concerned they do not have the owners permission to sub let and as such are behaving in a manner as to hide this from them, and leaving anyone who sub lets from them without the security a formal agreement would afford them.He has since my moving ceased all contact and has not returned my deposit either. Could you please advise me as to what i now need to do to have this returned.Kind regards Nemanja Bakalic
Assistant: Where are you? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: Feltham, London
Assistant: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: Texting Spare room and person refusing to return my deposit
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Submitted: 15 days ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 15 days ago.

Hello,

 

How much deposit did you pay?

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
£300
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 15 days ago.

I would advise you to write a letter to this person asking for your money to be repaid within 14 days failing which you will take legal proceedings against them.

 

If they still fail to refund your money, you may file a claim online at www.moneyclaim.gov.uk

 

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