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    • tranmereforever
    • By tranmereforever 4th Apr 17, 8:07 AM
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    Questions over rental
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    • 4th Apr 17, 8:07 AM
    Questions over rental 4th Apr 17 at 8:07 AM
    Hi,

    Was up at my brothers last night and he is having an issue with his rental property

    He has been served a section 8 with the view of leaving on July 2nd when his contract expired. However on it it states that he has outstanding rent of £1658! He has shown me his bank statements and he is one month behind ( but can pay this week ) it seems last year he was 2 months behind at one point but has now been paid but the Landlord seems to have put the rest in as charges, are charges of £1008 justifiable! Seems massively high to me

    He has a new property lined up for August 7th ( its his previous place ) when it is free and initially LL had said he could stay until then

    In the notice it also says he will be subject to deposit deductions but he never had a inspection and his deposit was not protected until 8 months into the tenancy - he received written confirmation 4 months into it from the LL saying he was not protecting it until later in the tenancy

    I am going over tonight to help him put a letter together, I will ask for a breakdown in fees and am I right in saying no deductions can be made with regards to the deposit as no inspection was done on moving in, is he eligible for taking the LL to court over the lack of protecting his deposit?

    He was suffering from severe depression last year so want to help him as dont want the stress to effect him again

    Thanks in advance for any advice
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    • tranmereforever
    • By tranmereforever 19th Apr 17, 1:17 PM
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    Thanks for the reply,

    Not sure as its just stated ( ground 12 ) but no explanation with it

    With regards to the money claim as above should a letter before action been issued? I know with companies it is common practice to but not sure it relates to tenancy agreements
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    Year to date: £786

    Total to date ( Since 2008 ) = £37,345
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