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    • alandaniel132
    • By alandaniel132 26th Jul 18, 12:49 PM
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    How long does it take to get back my deposit?
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    • 26th Jul 18, 12:49 PM
    How long does it take to get back my deposit? 26th Jul 18 at 12:49 PM
    My tenancy agreement end on last Monday, and my deposit is protect by "MyDeposit" mydeposits.co.uk.

    How long does it take to get back my deposit? and also do I need to write the LA?

    My LA is slow in response anything which is my side.
    When they want money, they will send me email. But if I want to ask them anything, they response slow (especially after I make the payment)
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    • Pixie5740
    • By Pixie5740 26th Jul 18, 12:53 PM
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    • 26th Jul 18, 12:53 PM
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    • 26th Jul 18, 12:53 PM
    My tenancy agreement end on last Monday, and my deposit is protect by "MyDeposit" mydeposits.co.uk.

    How long does it take to get back my deposit? and also do I need to write the LA?

    My LA is slow in response anything which is my side.
    When they want money, they will send me email. But if I want to ask them anything, they response slow (especially after I make the payment)
    Originally posted by alandaniel132
    Seriously, if you want to know how to get your deposit back read G_M's Deposits: payment, protection and return.
    • alandaniel132
    • By alandaniel132 26th Jul 18, 1:01 PM
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    • 26th Jul 18, 1:01 PM
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    • 26th Jul 18, 1:01 PM
    I checked both the link and also my tenancy agreement, does not mention within how many days LA should return my deposit after I returning the key.

    Is there an official link like within 14 days, within 10 days after tenancy agreement end?
    • Pixie5740
    • By Pixie5740 26th Jul 18, 1:05 PM
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    • 26th Jul 18, 1:05 PM
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    • 26th Jul 18, 1:05 PM


    If you want your deposit back then claim it back from DPS.
    • alandaniel132
    • By alandaniel132 26th Jul 18, 1:13 PM
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    • 26th Jul 18, 1:13 PM
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    • 26th Jul 18, 1:13 PM
    My deposit is under MyDeposit.
    I think is LA direct email me, rather than I contact MyDeposit.

    However, I have a document from MyDeposit regarding my deposit amount.
    • mije1983
    • By mije1983 26th Jul 18, 1:19 PM
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    • 26th Jul 18, 1:19 PM
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    • 26th Jul 18, 1:19 PM
    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=How+long+does+it+take+to+get+back+my+rental+dep osit%3F




    First result

    • alandaniel132
    • By alandaniel132 26th Jul 18, 1:26 PM
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    • 26th Jul 18, 1:26 PM
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    • 26th Jul 18, 1:26 PM
    At the end of your tenancy
    Your landlord must return your deposit within 10 days of you both agreeing how much you!!!8217;ll get back.

    If you!!!8217;re in a dispute with your landlord, then your deposit will be protected in the TDP scheme until the issue is sorted out.

    Thanks!

    Within 10 days
    • Comms69
    • By Comms69 26th Jul 18, 1:27 PM
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    • 26th Jul 18, 1:27 PM
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    • 26th Jul 18, 1:27 PM
    In reality it could take months.


    Again there is no standard. You could try to sue for breach of contract, but it's really not worth it
    • mije1983
    • By mije1983 26th Jul 18, 1:54 PM
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    • 26th Jul 18, 1:54 PM
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    • 26th Jul 18, 1:54 PM
    At the end of your tenancy
    Your landlord must return your deposit within 10 days of you both agreeing how much you!!!8217;ll get back.

    If you!!!8217;re in a dispute with your landlord, then your deposit will be protected in the TDP scheme until the issue is sorted out.

    Thanks!

    Within 10 days
    Originally posted by alandaniel132

    Within 10 days of you both agreeing how much. Not 10 days after the end of the tenancy.

    • alandaniel132
    • By alandaniel132 6th Aug 18, 1:55 PM
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    So after end of tenancy (submitted the key), have to wait for few weeks?
    • mije1983
    • By mije1983 6th Aug 18, 2:01 PM
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    So after end of tenancy (submitted the key), have to wait for few weeks?
    Originally posted by alandaniel132

    It depends

    • Comms69
    • By Comms69 6th Aug 18, 2:07 PM
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    So after end of tenancy (submitted the key), have to wait for few weeks?
    Originally posted by alandaniel132
    Just claim it from the scheme!
    • PokerPlayer111
    • By PokerPlayer111 6th Aug 18, 2:12 PM
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    I got it sent today about 9 days after handing in key. Had to ring up the other day to nudge letting agent.
    • alandaniel132
    • By alandaniel132 6th Aug 18, 2:19 PM
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    I got it sent today about 9 days after handing in key. Had to ring up the other day to nudge letting agent.
    Originally posted by PokerPlayer111
    Did they make any deduction on your deposit?
    • Comms69
    • By Comms69 6th Aug 18, 2:21 PM
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    I got it sent today about 9 days after handing in key. Had to ring up the other day to nudge letting agent.
    Originally posted by PokerPlayer111
    mine took 3 months. - anecdotal evidence is as useful as a chocolate teapot.

    Did they make any deduction on your deposit?
    Originally posted by alandaniel132
    It's not relevant. You expect things to have a system, they don't. Just claim it back from the scheme!
    • alandaniel132
    • By alandaniel132 6th Aug 18, 2:21 PM
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    Can LA(letting agent) directly bank in the deposit (after deduction) without giving me notice what items cause the deposit deducted?
    • Grezz24
    • By Grezz24 6th Aug 18, 2:24 PM
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    my last landlord played hard ball and tried to hold back my deposit for stupid things (betterment for small repairs etc and to get it professionally cleaned after i already had provided them with a receipt for a company who cleaning it - ironically the same company they were trying to quote for to use)

    I got an itemized bill for a list of things, i decided to ring the number of the quote to ask more questions and got directly through to the landlord! turns out they made the entire list of repairs up and just wanted to keep my deposit.

    almost makes me want to withhold my last months rent when i move.
    • Comms69
    • By Comms69 6th Aug 18, 2:24 PM
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    Can LA(letting agent) directly bank in the deposit (after deduction) without giving me notice what items cause the deposit deducted?
    Originally posted by alandaniel132
    What on earth are you talking about?


    THEY ALREADY HAVE THE DEPOSIT!


    Literally the last time i'm saying this - start a claim with the scheme!
    • Comms69
    • By Comms69 6th Aug 18, 2:25 PM
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    my last landlord played hard ball and tried to hold back my deposit for stupid things (betterment for small repairs etc and to get it professionally cleaned after i already had provided them with a receipt for a company who cleaning it - ironically the same company they were trying to quote for to use)

    I got an itemized bill for a list of things, i decided to ring the number of the quote to ask more questions and got directly through to the landlord! turns out they made the entire list of repairs up and just wanted to keep my deposit.

    almost makes me want to withhold my last months rent when i move.
    Originally posted by Grezz24
    A landlord isn't obligated to spend your deposit on repairs or anything else.


    They can deduct it for damage and go buy clothes with it if they want.
    • Grezz24
    • By Grezz24 6th Aug 18, 2:27 PM
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    A landlord isn't obligated to spend your deposit on repairs or anything else.


    They can deduct it for damage and go buy clothes with it if they want.
    Originally posted by Comms69
    the point i tried to make was they made up a list of repairs, saying things were damaged and they wasnt, created a fake company name and invoice to try get me out of deposit. pretty underhand tactics i think.
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