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In Assured Shorthold tenancy, Landlord and their agents are required by law to provide the information where their deposit is being held to the tenants
Agents are legally obliged to provide to their tenants. the following Prescribed Information within 30 days of the agent/landlord receiving the deposit.
The amount of the deposit
The address of the property
The name, address and contact details of the administrator of the tenancy deposit scheme with which the deposit is held
The name, address, and contact details of the landlord and tenants and any third parties who have contributed to the deposit.
If they fail to do so, they could be penalized between one and three times the amount of the deposit.
Could you please confirm if this is a joint tenancy agreement?
if you have signed for a fixed term tenancy , then you are liable for rent even if you leave early .
In a joint tenancy , all the tenants are liable jointly and severely for rent payments till the expiry of fixed term, and deposit can not returned back if some of the joint tenants are still in the property.
If replacement can take over the tenancy from you , and if mutually agreed with the Landlord, then you can surrender your tenancy in favour of new tenant.
Could you confirm the expiry date of your tenancy agreement please?
Alright, and how much is the tenancy deposit?
Your tenancy deed is still effective for another 4/5 months.
You can find a replacement tenant who can take over the tenancy from you , and pay you your deposit and can claim the deposit from your Landlord at the end of tenancy agreement, provided it is mutually agreed with the landlord.
Unfortunately not, when a tenant signs a tenancy , he/she gets bound by the agreement till its expiry date.
Unless and until , something agreed with the Landlord for the early release of tenant.
you with all other joint tenant should write to the landlord for providing you with the information of tenancy deposit scheme , your Landlord should have protected your deposit in.
You need to file compensation claim against your Landlord and send following attached letter before claim to your landlord
Then filling your claim using form N208 or via online web form-
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