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    • SAB89
    • By SAB89 17th Jul 17, 7:30 PM
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    Rental Deposit Nightmare - Any Ideas?
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    • 17th Jul 17, 7:30 PM
    Rental Deposit Nightmare - Any Ideas? 17th Jul 17 at 7:30 PM
    Hello all!

    I'm a newbie here so treat me kindly

    I have an issue with my old landlord who is currently holding my deposit (in a protected scheme).

    My wife and I handed the keys over, the letting agent on behalf of the landlord took the keys and they said they wanted to take £150 off the deposit for works within the flat, despite it being in good condition with the majority of it coming from fair wear-and-tear.

    We said we wouldn't pay that and then we negotiated a settlement of £100.

    On the 10th day, when we were expecting to receive the money as stated in the legal guidelines, they have said they want to take a further £60 from the deposit despite already agreeing the initial £100. We have had no reasons in writing as to why they want to raise the fee taken from the deposit.

    Can they legally do this after agreeing a settlement already?

    Any advice or help is greatly appreciated!
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    • Wanderingpomm
    • By Wanderingpomm 17th Jul 17, 7:48 PM
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    • 17th Jul 17, 7:48 PM
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    • 17th Jul 17, 7:48 PM
    Just complain to the deposit protection people. They might give it all back to you if it's fair wear and tear
    • G_M
    • By G_M 17th Jul 17, 7:55 PM
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    • 17th Jul 17, 7:55 PM
    Was the £100 agreed in writing?

    Either way, if you don't want to pay the extra £60 then raise a dispute.

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    * Deposits: payment, protection and return
    • SAB89
    • By SAB89 17th Jul 17, 8:35 PM
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    • 17th Jul 17, 8:35 PM
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    • 17th Jul 17, 8:35 PM
    Not in a formal letter; we have a text message from them saying that they would charge £100 which we agreed to - I thought that would constitute a contract within itself?

    If all else fails it looks like the dispute track is looming.

    Thanks for the responses :-)
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