Government forcing landlords to house non-paying tenants for lengthy periods11:18 AM, 15th September 2020
About A week ago 40
I am a landlord and I believe a good one. My cousin however has been subject to a bad landlord and I would like to help her.
I understand this is a landlords forum, but any advice would be very much appreciated.
She began an AST Tenancy in 2010 and vacated in 2017, because of ongoing bad damp issues which the landlord refused to rectify.
The deposit wasn’t returned and no reason given. Calls and letters ignored. It also turns out the deposit was not protected.
I understand it is past the 6 year statute of limitations deadline to claim for an unprotected DPS deposit, but as the AST was changed to a periodic tenancy each year and had a tenant officially removed in 2014 should the “unprotected” deposit have been reprotected in 2014 and the therefore the 6 year statute reset? (Expiring in 2020).
Any chance of this being considered?
Thank you for your help.
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