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    • Ed_Zep
    • By Ed_Zep 15th Sep 17, 12:55 PM
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    Rent Deposit Dispute
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    • 15th Sep 17, 12:55 PM
    Rent Deposit Dispute 15th Sep 17 at 12:55 PM
    Hi.

    if a landlord doesn't return the deposit or indicate why he isn't returning the deposit in 10 days and then wishes to claim for the cleaning (and believe me, we're talking just the shower head, a window sill and a drawer) and I go to the TDS, is it possible to claim for compensation greater than the deposit? I'd read it was up to 3x.

    It's over 3 weeks since I finished the tenancy.

    I'm not trying to get any more than my deposit back but I think he's being unreasonable when we're talking very light cleaning (and the letting agent is already advertising it) so I want to dissuade him from trying to rip me off.

    Thanks.
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    • Guest101
    • By Guest101 15th Sep 17, 1:13 PM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 1:13 PM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 1:13 PM
    Hi.

    if a landlord doesn't return the deposit or indicate why he isn't returning the deposit in 10 days and then wishes to claim for the cleaning (and believe me, we're talking just the shower head, a window sill and a drawer) and I go to the TDS, is it possible to claim for compensation greater than the deposit? I'd read it was up to 3x. - then you should re-read. Because that is ONLY if your deposit has not been protected. The 10 days is a load of nonsense

    It's over 3 weeks since I finished the tenancy. - So just make a single claim

    I'm not trying to get any more than my deposit back but I think he's being unreasonable when we're talking very light cleaning - depends how much he's claiming, but if you failed to clean and it's a reasonable amount then that is fair deductions. (and the letting agent is already advertising it) so I want to dissuade him from trying to rip me off.

    Thanks.
    Originally posted by Ed_Zep
    Advertising the property has nothing to do with it.


    Let's say you'd destroyed a table, the LL can still advertise it for rent without a table and simultaneously claim the value from you.
    • G_M
    • By G_M 15th Sep 17, 1:29 PM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 1:29 PM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 1:29 PM
    No. The 'up to 3 times' penalty is for
    * failing to register the deposit
    * registering it late
    * failing to provide the PI
    * providing the PI late

    Thee LL can claim deductions for anything he likes. If he can substantiate his claim in the face of whatever counter submissions you make, he'll be awarded the money.

    For more, see

    * Deposits: payment, protection and return
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