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    If a Tenant disagrees with deductions and it goes to adjudication by the Deposit scheme is there anyway you can find out decision?

    Ex. Agent who had registered deposit put claim to scheme after which tenant agreed to 50% (I have now received via Agent) and the claim for remaining 50% has gone for adjudication.

    Ex. Agent tells me that it takes a month but just wondered if I can check on outcome rather than just take Agents word. Obviously no issue if I get money but wondering what is there to stop the Agent telling me the decision went against me and pocketing the deposit?

    You clearly need a new agent, or better still do it yourself.


      Property is empty now under going a refurb so agent is technically ex agent.


        'It takes a month' - not in my experience more like 4. I always use the insured schemes now - you the landlord hold the deposit after payment of a small bond. I find it forces the tenant to negotiate with you at end of tenancy over damages and is morel likely to come to a conclusion without the involvement of mediation or external bodies.

        Freedom at the point of zero............


          I use an agent for everything except the deposit, which I manage myself.
          The agent just sends it to me.

          It's not that I'm suspicious of the agent deceiving me, it's just that if I have to accept the consequences of doing it wrong, I want to be the one to make any mistakes.
          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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