Are all LA Bond Deposits the same?

by Readers Question

11:43 AM, 15th October 2019
About 4 weeks ago

Are all LA Bond Deposits the same?

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Are all LA Bond Deposits the same?

I can’t seem to find out if the Local Authority Bond deposit system is a nationally applied guideline, or if each LA has their own rules coming off from the guidelines. Anyone have any knowledge in this field?

My question refers really to claiming against the Bond at the end of a tenancy. Can I claim from the deposit bond, court fees that have been directly incurred from the tenant not moving out when given a S21? The Council tell them to stay so they do, but then that means I have no choice than to progress with courts etc…

Inevitably the tenants I have haven’t got a penny to their name so even if the courts state they must pay the accelerated fee of £355 then the subsequent bailiff cost of £140, its not going to happen.

In this case can I claim that back via the Bond deposit?

Will the council argue back that this isn’t directly rent arrears or damage to the property which is what normally a Bond details?

Many thanks

Reluctant Landlord

 



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Gunga Din

10:54 AM, 16th October 2019
About 4 weeks ago

No answer to your question unfortunately, as I didn't get that far. The LA (Hartlepool) won't commit to even considering providing the bond until they have sight of the signed tenancy agreement, so I could have ended up with an extant tenancy (because its signed) and the LA's refusal to provide the bond for some reason.


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