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Thank you for the information, unfortunately we do not offer zoom correspondence. To deal with your issue. As the property was damaged and dirty when you moved in you will hopefully have brought this to the attention of the landlord which would support your case. However if that is not the case, and the landlord has not done an inventory when you moved in, they will find it difficult to prove that you caused the damage. From a legal standpoint, your deposit should be registered with a despot scheme. If this is not the case the landlord can be fined. If this is the case the deposit scheme have an arbitration service who will resolve this matter. If they have not registered your deposit, and refuse to give it back then you can take legal action by way of the small claims process to obtain this back.
You can complete the forms for a claims action easily online. You will have to highlight what the issues are and tell them how much you are claiming for, to be honest the first are straight forward and self-explanatory. If you feel you can do this yourself then you don’t really need to hire a solicitor but I will provide details for you in case you feel you want to. You will then receive a response to the claim and a court date. On the day (unless they offer a settlement) you will appear at the local court and basically provide your evidence and give you claim to the judge and they will response. The judge will assess the merits of the claim and defence and make a judgement this should be relatively easy for you to prove so the respondent may well offer a settlement in the meantime.
I hope this information has helped. You can find a local solicitor who deals with this on the law society webpage which is;
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