Got ripped off BIG TIME

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  1. laetitia85

    laetitia85 Well-Known Member

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    Instead of our £800 deposit for our old flat, my sister and I only got £55 back by cheque when we left the property!!!!!

    Landlord said the flat wasn't up to letting standards but we worked our butt off to clean it as best as we could, and everyone said the flat was absolutely fine!

    He said he's had to repaint the walls, steam/change the carpet, etc...

    Now we're asking him for reciepts of all the repairs he made so we can see it on paper. And all of a sudden we don't hear from him anymore :x
    He never gets back to us and blames it on the agency, but the agency doesn't have a clue what's going on!!! :x :x
     
  2. happy-chick

    happy-chick Well-Known Member

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    I thought the landlord had to allow for reasonable use of the property which I thought includes a coat of paint etc, I would definately speak to CAB and see what they can tell you.
     
  3. Snuggle

    Snuggle Well-Known Member

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    I would take this further hun, he has to provide proof that work was carried out
     
  4. mum2be?

    mum2be? Well-Known Member

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    :shock: :shock:

    not very good :hug: :hug:
     
  5. missac

    missac Well-Known Member

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    pm emmylou, she deals with renting and stuff - don't tell her I sent you though! :shhh:
     
  6. Lou

    Lou Well-Known Member

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    What a t*sser! Ask emmylou hun!

    We got stung before for all our deposit but that landlord is getting his little by little :wink: he just doesn't know its us causing him grief :lol:
     
  7. Babylicious

    Babylicious Well-Known Member

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    They cant charge you for wear and tear to the property. I definately think about taking it further, these ass holes shouldn't be allowed to get away with it!
     
  8. charlie84

    charlie84 Well-Known Member

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    :shock: OMG

    I think your landlord is taking the piss.

    I know when we leave the flat its in our agreement that carpet cleaning will be deducted from the deposit. But takin nearly all of your £800 deposit and not proving what had to be done is bringing up alarm bells for me.

    Dont let this one go. Thats alot of money if you ask me.
     
  9. Lou

    Lou Well-Known Member

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    Our bad landlord that ripped us off didnt have an inventory but our last landlady came and visited the flat before we moved out and checked the inventory to make sure everything was cool.

    Did he not do that with you I take it?
     
  10. Jen & Her Men

    Jen & Her Men Well-Known Member

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    Hiya,

    My bro recently had a similar problem and I contacted Shelter who are specialists in this stuff.
    It is now the law that all deposits are held by a governing body who is independent (there are about 3 of them). If there are any disputes over desposits, this body hears both sides of the story from you and the landlord before making a decision on how much the tennant should be given back. But basically it avoids this situation happening because funds can only be released once an agreement is made between tenant and landlord.
    The fact that he clearly hadnt put your deposit in a trust means that he has broken the law and you can take him to the small claims court and sue him for 3 times the amount of the bond.

    I would tell him that and that you have this on good legal authority and hopefully watch him squirm before hastily giving you your deposit back!!

    Either that or sue the b*stard and get £2400 off him!!! That would serve him right.

    I HATE landlords!!! :evil: :evil:

    Good luck babe. If you have any more questions feel free to PM me, I have become quite the expert in this area cos I wouldnt let my bros landlord get away with it.

    :hug: :hug:
     
  11. Steelgoddess

    Steelgoddess Well-Known Member

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    Idiot!!!

    :x

    do you have a contract hun maybe have a look in there also get legal advice. At the very least he should give back £400 not £55!!

    :x
     
  12. Sarah&Braydon

    Sarah&Braydon Well-Known Member

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    OMG thats terrible
    hope u get it sorted and ur money back to soon
     
  13. mrs_tommo22

    mrs_tommo22 Well-Known Member

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    Keep persuing this, dont let him get away with it, so many bloody well do! insit you see reciepts of everything he has had tp purchase and if he dosnt coperate threaten him that you will take this further!
     

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