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About 2 weeks ago 36
So back in 2011 I use to take 2 months rent in advance and no official deposit. With this particular tenant this is what I did.
6 months passed and I renewed the tenancy with a new 6month AST. By this time I had realised that I should be properly registering a deposit and keeping it separate, so I protected what I had taken as one of the 2 months rent in advance 6months earlier and called it a deposit and issued the tenant a certificate and the information for tenants paperwork.
She Signed the certificate. Later when the 6months expired the tenancy became periodic and I did the periodic bit on the mydeposits website and issued a new certificate and info for tenant’s paperwork.
Time went on and I needed to sell now so have evicted using sec21. The tenant has now left and is demanding 2 months rent in advance back plus deposit. I will have to explain to her that the original tenancy was superseded by the more recent one, and there is just a deposit to be returned and no rent in advance as her rent ended up being paid in arrears due to missed payment dates.
I have never had this happen before and want to check if I return her deposit she can’t still come after me for anything else?
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