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    End of tenancy question

    In one of my properties, I served a S21 to my tenant... First time I've ever done so.

    I've now realised the S21 I served is invalid because I failed to provide a gas safety certificate (not something the tenant or I realised)

    ​​​​​​Also the tenant agreed that she wanted to leave in 1 month ( quicker than the 2 months needed on a S21)

    I just got the keys to my property back (I.e. today the tenancy has ended)

    She only paid rent up till the 20th January (and was supposed to leave then but didn't due to delay in her removing belongings)

    ​​​​​​Do I have grounds to claim for lost rent between 20th January and 9th February via TDS deposit? Or will the adjudicator look at this situation in the tenant's favour?

    #2
    You hav. grounds but forget it. Failure to obtain a GSC is a criminal Offence.

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      #3
      Be thankful she went and didn’t stay. She could’ve been there for months and cost you thousands for not having a GSC.

      Thank your lucky stars and walk away.

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        #4
        Agreed with previous members.

        https://england.shelter.org.uk/housi...n_rented_homes

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          #5
          In your shoes I'd do nothing about damages hoping tenant doesn't realise what you've done.

          And get educated, NLA/RLA - to avoid future problems: There are over 100 Acts and regulations a landlord is liable for...

          When I started 19+ years ago I thought I knew what I was doing : Made stupid, expensive, long-drawn out, painful mistakes. Resolved to get educated. Still learning, still making mistakes
          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...

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            #6
            Walk away! And either sell up or learn the law.

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              #7
              Did you not provide the gas certificate or not have one? The former may have invalidated your S21 (not really an issue now) the latter means you were in breach of the law.

              If the former, then you may be able to get some damages - try negotiation with the tenant, you may not need to have TDS look too closely, if the latter then thank your lucky stars and forget it.

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                #8
                Comment regarding certification of boiler. I've reported mine many times over the 5 years I've been here. Not on benefits lol
                My boiler is leaking water behind the cupboard it's in. The wall behind at the base is crumbling away and stinks like ammonia. I clean it every day. Now the pcb is faulty and keeps going off up to 4 times a day. Landlords saying it won't blow up! I'm leaving in 4 weeks never missed any rent and now he's telling me that I will be responsible for damage to the area. This house has so many issues but I don't know where to start a new post. He's keeping the deposit apparently

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                  #9
                  Was the deposit placed in a scheme? Were you given the prescribed information within 28 days of the commencement of the tenancy?

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