AnthonyG

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Friday 27th September 2019


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AnthonyG

9:53 AM, 1st October 2019, About 2 years ago

Court order to release deposit when tenancy has been surrendered?

Reply to the comment left by Nikki Palmer at 01/10/2019 - 09:39What I mean’t Nikki was that it was obviously only possible to send court documents to the tenants’ last known address. It was their fault if they did not send a forwarding address to me as required in the tenancy agreement.
Despite that, I tried hard to contact them and found out they provided an email address to the deposit protection company when they disputed the deposit. I used that email address to copy them the court papers. When they filed a dispute to the court they had to put their postal address on it and I used that address for any later papers.
My thought is that the court was more likely to see I was trying to be fair because of the efforts I made to contact the tenants, even though that meant I had to attend court. If I hadn’t contacted them, I would almost certainly have won a judgement in default (no defence received from the tenants). However, much harder for them to get the case reopened because they were in court.

You will appreciate I am just sharing my experience and not recommending you do the same.... Read More

AnthonyG

8:59 AM, 1st October 2019, About 2 years ago

Court order to release deposit when tenancy has been surrendered?

I can share my experience which is that Moneyclaim Online worked well. I used the last known address for my tenants, who left with damage and refused my claim on their deposit. Their last known address was the rental property address as they did not provide a forwarding address, which was required in the tenancy agreement. Later, I was able to send to their address because they provided a working email to the deposit company. The case was then transferred to court as they disputed the claim. I had to attend. They attended with a useless friend who said he was some sort of legal adviser, but they had nothing of relevance to say in court and I was awarded the money. The deposit was released to me, but the tenants paid the rest to me only after I obtained a third party debt order by post from the court freezing their bank accounts, using the bank details used during their tenancy.
I did not use a solicitor because I would likely not have been able to get their fees back and I had ample evidence to give the court: from an inventory clerk and bills for work to put it right.... Read More

AnthonyG

16:10 PM, 27th September 2019, About 2 years ago

Philosophers consider envy to be evil and destructive

Reply to the comment left by Binks at 27/09/2019 - 13:17The problem with the statement that they will act within the law is that, if Parliament passes legislation to remove property from landlords, it is then within the law.... Read More