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medwayhammer1 12:24 Wed Jan 10
WHO Landlords....Rent deposit help wanted
Before I bore myself to death trying to find the answer on google(or wiping my knob on the screen), I wondered if any of you property barons could help??

Basicaly we moved out of our old rented accomadation on the 15th Dec,but due to various reasons we didnt return the keys to the 24th. It now looks like the letting agent is trying to get us to pay an extra 9 days rent, even though we actualy vacated the property on the day we were due out.

Is it worth arguing the toss with the letting agent or as i suspect we will be flogging a dead horse!!

The reason we didnt return the keys, was the new property we moved into(also rented through them) hadnt been checked and we were without heating and without any power(overnight) for 6 days, so trying to sort that out and there office not being open over xmas and also not being open when they were sposed to be.

Any advice gratefully recieved and yep I know Im a cunt!

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medwayhammer1 1:36 Sat Jan 13
Re: WHO Landlords....Rent deposit help wanted
Cheers for the(sensible) replies.We WERNET still living in the old place after the 15th, we actualy vactated the old place on the 15th and the house was being sold, not re rented which is why we had to move out in the first place.

Basicaly it just reinforces my predjudice that all letting agents are robbing cunts...ok to leave you without heating etc for nearly a week(and of course we reported it etc) tho!!

Kaiser Zoso 1:28 Wed Jan 10
Re: WHO Landlords....Rent deposit help wanted
They’re only agents, not landlords. He could be lucky and it’s the same landlord, how likely is that though?

El Scorchio 1:22 Wed Jan 10
Re: WHO Landlords....Rent deposit help wanted
If you rented the new place from the same agents can't you just try and get nine days rent knocked off the new place if it wasn't fit to move in to? Surely they should have some paperwork to indicate the state of the place- I assume you made them aware of this on 15th December?

Mike Oxsaw 11:44 Wed Jan 10
Re: WHO Landlords....Rent deposit help wanted
Plus there was nothing to stop you sending the keys back by DHL.

charleyfarley 11:42 Wed Jan 10
Re: WHO Landlords....Rent deposit help wanted
The exchanging of keys is not ceremonial, i would imagine it forms part of the contract.
What would you do if you paid to enter the flat on the first of December and the keys weren't available for nine days presumably you wouldn't want to pay

Mike Oxsaw 11:30 Wed Jan 10
Re: WHO Landlords....Rent deposit help wanted
What have the issues with your new property got to do with the terms of agreement on your old?

If your new property was not fit for habitation and you arbitrarily moved back into your old, then, naturally you are obliged to pay rent for those days - and to counter that, the rent on your new property (and access to it) should not become due until it is made fit for purpose.

No power overnight warrants calling out an emergency electrician (after taking all steps to get the landlord or their agent to resolve it first) - assuming it was a fault, and not just that the electricity account was not up and running; even then power is normally available as far as the meter/distribution board.

Vexed 11:19 Wed Jan 10
Re: WHO Landlords....Rent deposit help wanted
Don't think you can complain too much. Do a deal for half and think yourself lucky.

Kaiser Zoso 9:22 Wed Jan 10
Re: WHO Landlords....Rent deposit help wanted
You kept the keys and used the old place after 15th, and you don't want to pay rent - you've got some front

bruuuno 9:03 Wed Jan 10
Re: WHO Landlords....Rent deposit help wanted
However you might also want to speak to the letting agent to see if they can refund you for rent that you paid whilst you were on holiday, seeing as you weren't actually in the property at the time

bruuuno 9:01 Wed Jan 10
Re: WHO Landlords....Rent deposit help wanted
The answer to the question is in the question

Sven Roeder 8:04 Wed Jan 10
Re: WHO Landlords....Rent deposit help wanted
Your deposit should be being held under one of the government Tenancy Deposit Schemes and they should have told you that when they took it.
As I understand it if there is a dispute and you both agree to go to them they will adjudicate.
I’m trying to remember but I think if they want to take something out of it when it gets released they have to get you to agree.
Presume there is a contact number on a government website or on the email you got when they put the deposit in.

Darby_ 4:11 Wed Jan 10
Re: WHO Landlords....Rent deposit help wanted
They had another set of keys and that you didn’t use the house over those nine days?

East Auckland Hammer 1:03 Wed Jan 10
Re: WHO Landlords....Rent deposit help wanted
Do you know who your deposit was held with? Might be worth mentioning to them that you will be lodging a dispute with them over this.

Perhaps it's worth throwing in that you will be looking into what your options are on the new house too. I'm sure you could lodge a case with the tenancy tribunal or whatever they are called.

We had an issue with our last letting agent in the UK who tried to withhold some of our deposit.

Went through the process with the DPS and got all of it back. Just make sure you can back up any claims you make around timings etc.

Gavros 12:34 Wed Jan 10
Re: WHO Landlords....Rent deposit help wanted
pay up, you scruffy bastard.





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