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I suggest you challenge the costs of the damaged items because it appears the landlord seeks the costs of a new carpet when he should be seeking the costs to clean the carpet. Therefore you should seek to obtain your quotes on the costs to clean the carpet. The other items claimed should be reviewed and check whether the amount claimed is excessive in comparison to the price to repair or replace it.
Further once you have your figures and arguments prepared ensure you send it to the deposit scheme adjudicator to consider before a decision is made.
If you are not satisfied with the outcome then you can consider court action against the landlord to recover the deposit amount.
With regards ***** ***** action I suggest you consider instructing a solicitor to assist you or you can return to JA and we can assist you with this process.
I hope I have clarified the position.
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