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    I'd never thought of that!


      What does the tenancy agreement say the deposit is? If it says a months rent for example it would be easy for the tenant to claim that they paid you one week by bank transfer and the rest in cash. It would be practically impossible for you to dispute this and their penalty claim then goes up to 3x 1 month deposit plus return of deposit. This should not stop you following the advice above but just something to be aware of if the tenant refuses your offer.


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        by jpkeates
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        21-01-2020, 09:24 AM
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        by Policy reader
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        by jpkeates
        If you want to leave early, there's nothing stopping you.
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        by Shelly24
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        by jpkeates
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      • Reply to when can i leave after sec 21 served
        by Berlingogirl
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        by Shelly24
        no i have no contact details for the landlord, she lives in Italy.
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        by mariner
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