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Is the tenancy agreement an assured shorthold tenancy agreement?
Is the deposit protected in a tenancy deposit scheme?
The good news is the tenancy deposit scheme is used to protect tenants like yourself in this position.
As for the amount demanded by the landlord i suggest you challenge the same and consider doing your own research to see how much it will costs to carry out the deep clean in question.
I suggest you raise a dispute to the landlord's deposit claim in the tenancy deposit scheme. Once raised and you have got your quotes i suggest you present this to the tenancy deposit scheme adjudicator.
Do you understand what i have stated so far? if yes i will proceed to the next step?
I suggest you raise a dispute now and demand the amount it will costs to carry out the works.
Further in the meantime i suggest you try and get a quote of your own within 24 hours as this will be good to use as a way to negotiate the amount charged by the daughter.
You need to know the amount they are thinking of deducting so you know whether to say yes or dispute and find your own quotes to challenge it
Do you understand what i have stated, if not please let me know?
Since you are paying for the service then i suggest you request evidence of the works undertaken.
The payment date for the service should be agreed with the landlord and you will need to explain to the landlord your concerns regarding paying his daughter directly.
My tip is any agreement should be done with the landlord and ensure the agreement is in writing.
I hope I have clarified the position if not please let me know.
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