Cheryl Landlord

Registered with
Thursday 30th June 2016

Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 1

Cheryl Landlord

17:55 PM, 30th June 2016, About 5 years ago

Late tenancy deposit protection fines

I am an accidental Landlord, and I admit have handled the deposit situation badly. Stupidly unaware of the DPS, it was not protected 7 years ago when a tenancy started. This year my tenant asked me for details of the scheme which obviously made me aware and I protected it in the DPS straight away, passing relevant information to her. Tenant now having left is threatening to sue me for not protecting the deposit originally. Do I read an original posters post correct in that this would have had to have been done within six years after 31 days of tenancy starting date?
Tenant has since left the property with no notice with a letter instructing me to use the deposit to cover the last months rent. On applying to the DPS to do this she is now backtracking and threatening action to sue me 3 x the deposit. Any advice gratefully received.... Read More