Holding deposit refund?

Holding deposit refund?

7:28 AM, 19th May 2014, About 8 years ago 12

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I would like to know if I can get my holding deposit back. Holding deposit refund?

I went for a property to relocate. The property was owned by a private landlord who appeared difficult from the start. She stated the deposit and asked us to pay via bank transfer. We did but 3 days later had to pull out due to not being able to transfer my child’s A levels. We explained to the landlady she was rude and now decided were not getting any of our deposit back.

I have argued no paperwork or tenancy was signed or produced. She’s saying a holding deposit doesn’t have to be paid back.

We didn’t even know it was a holding deposit, what can we do £650 down the drain.




Karyn Harvey

14:13 PM, 30th May 2014, About 8 years ago

Hi Ian,
There was nothing signed. Got an appt with citizens advice in 2 weeks.

Romain Garcin

14:48 PM, 30th May 2014, About 8 years ago

I think you were to generous in your first letter.

I would follow Ian's initial advice, i.e. a letter before action demanding full refund then, if necessary, a money claim.

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