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    • Kathiravans7
    • By Kathiravans7 19th Apr 16, 3:42 PM
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    Deposit Not Returned
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    • 19th Apr 16, 3:42 PM
    Deposit Not Returned 19th Apr 16 at 3:42 PM
    This issue is related to the tenancy of (text removed by MSE Forum Team) which is owned by Max Estates Limited. I moved into the property on 23 June 2015 and I moved out on 23 December 2015. I signed License to occupy document. The flat is not shared with anyone and it was provided for exclusive usage only. The deposit which I paid was £1089.1 and this amount is not yet returned.

    I decided to move out and I gave one month’s notice to Faye Pattenden who is the property administrator in Max Estates Ltd. I received an email from her that I would get my deposit back 14 days after moving out.

    The payment was not made to me at the end of 14 days. I kept calling and emailing various members of the Landlord’s staff. I have continued to call and email Max Estates Limited but I have had no reply and I have not been told why my deposit has not been refunded.

    In connection to this I contacted Shelter who sent the ‘Letter before claim’ to Max Estates Ltd for which also I never got a response.

    Please advise me in recovering my security deposit quickly. I am advised by Shelter that I have to raise small claims in the court but not sure how much time this would really take. There is also court fees which I need to pay. Above all even if I get the court order in my favour, will the Max Estates Ltd pay me.

    Is there any other way out ??
    Last edited by MSE ForumTeam5; 20-04-2016 at 8:37 AM. Reason: Personal details
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    • DmitriyDer
    • By DmitriyDer 18th Oct 16, 5:38 PM
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    At the moment, I know at least 4 different people (except the ones who previously posted here) who experience the same problem. So, this company is breaking the law SYSTEMATICALLY. I thought that if we act collectively we have a higher chances in the court.

    In Addition, there is a Clause in our Licences Agreement which states - " a deposit of £946.50 before taking occupation, which the Owner must return on vacation of the Property by the Licensee at the determination of this agreement subject to deduction of a reasonable amount to compensate the Owner for any damages or losses occurring through breach of this agreement." The important bit is this ... which the Owner must return on vacation of the Property by the Licensee ... In this case, Owner is not following the contract and breach it!

    How do you think?


    If you go through the hassle and cost to get a court decree then you may be wasting money.

    I know that in Scotland once a court order has been done a claimant can go to the court for a 'rent arrestment order' which is served on a tenant in a rental property- this makes it an offence for the tenant to pass the rent to the agent / landlord until the court decree is settled.

    I don't know if the English Courts have something similar
    Originally posted by baldelectrician
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