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If you feel the landlord is acting unreasonably, you should lodge a dispute with the protection scheme, if your deposit is protected.
The landlord should give you a chance to rectify any cleaning issues yourself.
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You should lodge a dispute as holding £4875 for such an issue appears excessive and unreasonable.He should allow you to get the damage fixed yourself if possible.
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I am unable to call but I can provide extra time here?
-yes, he may do so as your deposit/dispute has nothing to do with the new tenant;
-no, you do not if the landlord does not allow you as the property is now let to a new tenant;
-yes, you may argue as such
-he may charge you a reasonable amount for repairing the damage, not for a new unit.
I am afraid I cannot do so as we are not permitted to act for customers of this site.
You may engage a high street solicitor to assist you.