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Hi, thank you for your message. If there was no contract in place the landlord cannot demand further payments. The landlord has a legal requirement to protect your deposit under one of the deposit schemes ( Deposit Protection Service (DPS) My Deposits. Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS). The deposit is her money and the landlord should only keep it if she has caused damage in the property, she owes rent to the landlord or she has failed to keep to the tenancy agreement and this means that the landlord has lost money. The landlord should have sent her a deposit scheme certificate. If the deposit was paid after 1 April 2013 and protected with one of the 3 approved tenancy deposit companies in Northern Ireland, you'll need to follow their procedure. If your deposit was paid after 1 April 2013, but your landlord didn't protect the money with an approved scheme, you should report this to your local council. You can find your local council here: https://www.gov.uk/find-local-council If you aren't able to settle the dispute, you'll have to go to small claims court to get your money back.
I would recommend that you write the landlord a letter setting out your claim and explaining that you do not owe the further rent as there was no contract in place, than state the date she intends to move out. At the end of the letter mention his duty to protect your deposit through the deposit scheme and state that if you do not get your money back within 14 days you will report him.
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