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My landlord doesn't want to give me back my deposit, In

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my landlord doesn't want to give me back my deposit
JA: What state is the property located in? And has anyone consulted a local attorney about this?
Customer: In Witney, Oxfordshire. I didn't consult a local barrister
JA: What are the terms of the lease? Any issues related to maintenance or upkeep?
Customer: I would need to review the ocntract
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: I don't think so

Welcome to Just Answer, I am a solicitor in England and Wales and I will be dealing with your case today.

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Hi there,

Could you please confirm reasons given by the Landlord for not returning the tenancy deposit and have you left the property?

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
No reasons given, just pushes the date with excuses, I left the property in December
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Sorry I left the property in January

Have you raised it with the Administrator of your tenancy deposit scheme?

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
no
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Please, could you let me know if you can take my case, and how much would be? thanks

Your Landlord might have recovered it from the tenancy deposit scheme as it is already 3 months now.

Now you can claim it back via a small claims proceedings.

You can initiate court proceedings. it will be a small claim if you are claiming less than £10,000 from your landlord.

Before you start a court claim, you must send your landlord a letter before action, demanding back the deposit within 14 days.

If he still fails to refund your deposit, then you can start your court claim online using the below link-

https://www.moneyclaim.gov.uk/web/mcol/welcome

You can also ask for interest on the tenancy deposit from the court.

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Could you do all this for me?
How much do you charge?
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
my emails is***@******.***

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Thank you.

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