• Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts


    I am a tenant and have only just noticed in contract that if i paid by direct debit they suggest monthly amount due would be less by £30. A direct debit set up by rental company and a year later i have just been rereading contract and i have noticed that they did not reduce by £30, Can i get this money back. Thank you in advance.

    Seems a strange clause to put in, but if it is correct, contact the LL/ LA and they will tell you if you have a refund due or not.


      If that's a term of the contract, then yes, you're due a refund.
      Sounds most odd, though.
      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).


        Direct debit? Not perhaps a standing order?

        Write (yes keep copy) to landlord copy agent stating calmly to your position & request refund.
        I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...


        Latest Activity


        • Reply to Newish landlord queries
          by ash72
          The agent fees seems reasonable, the fully managed service still means the LL is contacted and updated on issues (I would rather know what is happening with my property, then just getting billed for the works. You also have the options to use them or you get your own person to do the remedial works,...
          07-07-2020, 10:48 AM
        • Newish landlord queries
          by martysparty99
          Hi all, first time here and looking for some general advice.

          Be patient with me as I am a first time landlord!

          Let my property back in feb, used an agent that I used to sell our house last year. He said he could do me a good deal on fully managed. 7% which I think is a good...
          07-07-2020, 09:57 AM
        • Reply to Deposit Issue
          by jpkeates
          If you do it sensibly, your tenant may well agree.

          It's been years since I had anyone seriously challenge a claim I've made.
          And I was probably a bit optimistic back then!
          07-07-2020, 10:47 AM
        • Deposit Issue
          by tenantputney
          Q1 – Where is the rented property located (England / Wales / Scotland / N Ireland)? England

          Q2 – What type of Tenancy Agreement (TA) is this e.g. sole tenant / multiple tenant / room only? Multiple Tenant

          Q3 – What date did current TA start dd/mm/yy? July 2017

          23-06-2020, 12:20 PM
        • Reply to Newish landlord queries
          by jpkeates
          You need to work this out with the agent.
          Some landlords like everything to be run past them, some set a limit which the agent can simply authorise - it's a matter of trust and practicality.

          My agent runs anything over a limit past me, but uses emails, so I don't get interrupted if...
          07-07-2020, 10:45 AM
        • Reply to Newish landlord queries
          by theartfullodger
          Join NRLA and do courses on being a landlird:. Much cheaper than the alternative (lack of knowledge) in both time and money. Even with agent you remain responsible for everything (but may have a later claim against agent).

          Have you very carefully read your agreement with agent to find...
          07-07-2020, 10:11 AM
        • Reply to Deposit Issue
          by shoobydoo
          Thank you. I will go for cleaning costs and will live in hope that the adjudicators may allow me something.
          07-07-2020, 10:07 AM
        • Reply to Suing the Guarantor (small claims court)
          by jpkeates
          You need to sue both of them, or just the tenant.
          If you sue the guarantor, they have a simple defence, in that you haven't exhausted your attempts to recover the money from the tenant.
          07-07-2020, 09:23 AM
        • Suing the Guarantor (small claims court)
          by hadiolar
          Good morning,
          Hope I can get some clarity to my issue
          Tenant left in April 2020 with monies owed (Court eviction active)
          outstanding rent-£8000
          damage to Ppty-£3000
          letter before action sent to both tenant and guarantor -No response and no payment made...
          07-07-2020, 08:03 AM
        • Reply to Suing the Guarantor (small claims court)
          by ash72
          Which form are you using, you should be using the N1 form, or do it online, the max. you can claim in small £10k.

          Success depends on your claim and how much supporting evidence you. Does the guarantor own a property? If so, I would be inclined to go for them, there is much more success...
          07-07-2020, 09:07 AM