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    #31
    I do feel for you - i had a similar letter a while ago and it made me very ill - i fought it via a solicitor and the case was dropped as everything was done correctly i have now sold the house - please let us know how you get on - and good luck as infortunatley there are people out there who just want to make money off us through no win no fee solicitors

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      #32
      Yep i wish i had just looked it up and done it but just trying limit
      the damages now

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        #33
        Would it be easier not to take any deposit from tenant ?

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          #34
          It would be easier if landlords took the time and trouble to learn the law and offer a professional businesslike service!

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            #35
            i know of a landlord who has over 100 properties and NEVER takes a tenacny deposit simply because of this

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              #36
              I question i need help with now is if a settle for what they want how long would i have to pay it ?

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                #37
                Originally posted by abenson246 View Post
                I question i need help with now is if a settle for what they want how long would i have to pay it ?
                That's part of the agreement you need to make, there's no rules about that.

                When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
                Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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                  #38
                  I wouldn't let it go to court as the legal costs will make your eyes water

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                    #39
                    Originally posted by abenson246 View Post
                    I question i need help with now is if a settle for what they want how long would i have to pay it ?
                    What does that mean in English?

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                      #40
                      The question is: If a settlement figure is agreed between the parties what is the timescale within which the former LL would have to pay the money to the former tenant? Immediately? 4 weeks? 6 months?
                      Unshackled by the chains of idle vanity, A modest manatee, that's me

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                        #41
                        it may make you feel slightly better if only a little to learn that the tenant will receive very little of the money from the claim as most will go to the no win no fee solicitor

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                          #42
                          okay we have agreed a figure, what legal terms do i need to include on my letter of acceptance so that is the final figure and they cant come after me or any more costs or damages? Is there somewhere i can get a template letter?

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                            #43
                            well i fear I may end up in a similar situation the DPS scheme says that if you don't complete an action to set it to go periodic at the end of the fixed term it automatically becomes unprotected and you have to reprotect it again even though there is no new tenancy (original one now periodic). It's a really messed up system they have,

                            I complained to them and said that it should track the legal framework and the deposit based scheme where if no action is taken a fixed tenancy autmatically becomes periodic , all they could come up with is that is how the system works, no more questions, lucky they are able to get away with these things

                            my advice use deposit guard from the RLA cheaper , better and they don't try to catch you out

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                              #44
                              Originally posted by blinko View Post
                              well i fear I may end up in a similar situation the DPS scheme says that if you don't complete an action to set it to go periodic at the end of the fixed term it automatically becomes unprotected and you have to reprotect it again even though there is no new tenancy (original one now periodic).

                              ...

                              my advice use deposit guard from the RLA cheaper , better and they don't try to catch you out
                              I think all 3 insurance scheme do that.... If you want to pay in and forget, use a custodial scheme.
                              I am not a lawyer, nor am I licensed to provide any regulated advice. None of my posts should be treated as legal or financial advice.

                              I do not answer questions through private messages which should be posted publicly on the forum.

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