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My landlord not returning my deposite, not any step is

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my landlord not returning my deposite
JA: What steps have you taken so far? Have you prepared or filed any paperwork?
Customer: not any step is taken, I just email them few times
JA: Where is the property located?
Customer: N7 0JE, hilldrop road
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I actually have no idea, this is the first time something like this happened to me.

Hello

Welcome to JA.

I am sorry to hear about your situation.

Please note that this is not a chat service therefore you may experience delays but rest assured that I will respond within 24 hours.

Do you know whether your deposit was protected by placing it in an independent scheme?

Anthony Chendo and other Property Law Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
My initial rental bond was made by Myroom and they have taken the deposit.
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
how do I attached the agreement?
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
full-agreement.pdf

Please use the paperclip button.

Thanks

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Hi Anthony, I hope support already sent you the full agreement documents to you. Heard I have added few pages as .jpg. Since in app also not showing any attachment button.
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
One more
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Another page
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
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Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Kind regards = sunil
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
please ignore that word 'Heard' it just a typo. sorry about that.

Hello

Thanks for the further info.

From reviewing the docs, it appears you should consider suing Equinox and Myroom for their failure to return the deposit assuming you have undertaken the steps they advised you do within section 7 in the agreement.

Before you consider suing i suggest you send a letter before action to both parties. I have attached a template for your consideration and amendments. Hopefully the letter will prompt a response from one of the parties in question and thus return your deposit.

Assuming the deposit or a resolution is not met within the deadline stated in your letter you should consider court action.

With regards ***** ***** action i suggest you instruct a housing lawyer to assist with such action because the court process can be challenging and expensive if you get things wrong.

The link below takes you to a search engine to find a local lawyer near you.

Find a Solicitor - The Law Society

I hope i have clarified the position.

Thanks and stay safe

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Hi Anthony
Thank you for your advice.
Equinox and Myroom are the same company. The actual landlord who owns the building is a different guy. Should I send one to him also?
One more question do I send them a physical letter or email?
please let me know.
kind regards
Sunil

Yes I suggest you send one to him too and you should send it by email and post.

Thanks

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
thank you

Your welcome and have a good night.