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I am sorry to read of the above. May I confirm what has happened to the original deposit you paid assuming you did pay a deposit originally, under the original tenancy please?
thank you. Can you explain in the little more detail your comment that the deposit was in your ex-employer's name please? for example did you pay the deposit personally or did your employer pay it on your behalf?
do you have any further information available in respect of the above please?
thank you. The situation you describe would on the face of it appear to amount to your landlord procuring a tenancy and then in turn subletting to you whereby you have a situation where you have the owner - > Your employer acting as tenant -> you as a sub tenant.
Your sub tenancy would amount to an assured short hold tenancy whether or not there is nothing formally agreed between you in this respect unless your employer can show that it was essential for you to live in the property in order for you to perform your job which I cannot see would be the case based on what you say above.
Unless the above applies in which case it would make you a service occupier, then your employer should have protected your deposit within 30 days of receipt and if they fail to do so, then they would be liable to repay you the deposit together between one and three times the amount of deposits in compensation. In any event, the employer would be responsible for refunding the deposit at the end of the tenancy
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