Rogue Landlords refuse to return 2 months deposit

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Rogue Landlords refuse to return 2 months deposit

Post by jillday52 » Sat, 01 Sep 2012 8:59 am

I am distressed to hear that after two year at 9B Zehnder Road in which my colleagues landlord did nothing even though it was on the original contract, the landlord is now refusing to give back the 2months deposit until candle light bulbs are fitted instead of Eco one. My colleague has no access to the premises having handed over 2 weeks ago. We need to inform the community about these practices of landlord. What experiences have you had ?

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Post by nutnut » Sat, 01 Sep 2012 9:39 am

Totally unreasonable, your colleageu should take them to Small Claims tribunal if he is unwilling to part with the deposit. If this is all that has been stated as requires changing then holding so much cash is crazy.

Good luck, you'll find a lot of information on Small claims tribunals on this forum, just search.
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Post by offshoreoildude » Sat, 01 Sep 2012 10:35 am

This is why so many renters will try to avoid paying the last two months rent. It's a practice that goes against the wording of the contract but is completely understandable.

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Re: Rogue Landlords refuse to return 2 months deposit

Post by moolh2000 » Mon, 03 Sep 2012 7:12 pm

jillday52 wrote:I am distressed to hear that after two year at 9B Zehnder Road in which my colleagues landlord did nothing even though it was on the original contract, the landlord is now refusing to give back the 2months deposit until candle light bulbs are fitted instead of Eco one. My colleague has no access to the premises having handed over 2 weeks ago. We need to inform the community about these practices of landlord. What experiences have you had ?
Hi jillday

Been there…been through the same but only worse!

We had to eventually use the Small Claims Tribunal to resolve the matter.

Ask your friend to get a quote from a contractor/light shop for the bulbs. Installation costs should also be included as these can amount to more than the cost of the bulbs themselves. Landlord has to give the ex-tenant the opportunity to make good the defects. All this correspondence should be on email so that it can be presented in the court as evidence if necessary.

At this point, don’t mention a thing about taking the matter to the court, or else the owner will be on his guard! Most of them are under the impression that they can get away with such frivolities.

There are other things to look out for as well but too many to put down here. PM me if you need more info and all the best to your friend!

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