Shelter’s Income and expenditure figures highlighted13:57 PM, 4th February 2019
About 3 weeks ago 35
Stupidly, and I mean very stupidly, did not put a tenants deposit in a deposit protection scheme.
They have just told me they are emigrating to Australia and have said in an mail that they are not going to be paying the last months rent. Now to top it off they have issued a CCJ demanding three times the deposit plus £105 for court costs.
They are also refusing me entry.
Up until now we have had a good relationship but they are totally exploiting the situation for monetary gain.
Do I have any rights or have I blown them all out the window by not putting the deposit in a scheme?
I used to use a letting agent but the tenant and myself decided to do it between ourselves.
We couldn’t agree on a contract so we verbally said what we wanted, I wanted 2-3 months notice but they have only give me one and that is not in writing.
Thanks in advance for any helpful suggestions.
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