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    hi all,
    I have a quick question, I have a situation. Im a tenant in a duplex. The neighbor next to us and I have had SERIOUS dog issues with each others dogs in the past. As of recent our dogs got into a fight. The landlord was notified and that was that. So I thought at least. Today I get a letter in the mail from my landlord stating that my neighbor claims my dogs have damaged the security doors of my neighbors property, and that I am being requested to replace them.....My dogs didnt do it and its actually his word against mine. However, the doors next door are damaged and the landlord thinks our dogs have done this. What can I do besides appeal this and what rights does she have against us If she doesnt beleive us? Can she just simply deduce this amount out of our security deposits?

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    Originally posted by jade76 View Post
    hi all,
    I have a quick question, I have a situation. Im a tenant in a duplex. The neighbor next to us and I have had SERIOUS dog issues with each others dogs in the past. As of recent our dogs got into a fight. The landlord was notified and that was that. So I thought at least. Today I get a letter in the mail from my landlord stating that my neighbor claims my dogs have damaged the security doors of my neighbors property, and that I am being requested to replace them.....My dogs didnt do it and its actually his word against mine. However, the doors next door are damaged and the landlord thinks our dogs have done this. What can I do besides appeal this and what rights does she have against us If she doesnt beleive us? Can she just simply deduce this amount out of our security deposits?
    Are you in the UK, or the USA/Canada?
    'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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    • #3
      Originally posted by mind the gap View Post
      Are you in the UK, or the USA/Canada?
      Better:
      jade76, are you in:
      a. England/Wales; or
      b. somewhere else?
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      • #4
        Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
        Better:
        jade76, are you in:
        a. England/Wales; or
        b. somewhere else?
        OK, logical, logical.

        Or, better still: Jade76, where do you live?
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        • #5
          There are duplexes [duplices?] in E&W, even though that's not a common term for them!
          JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
          1. Public advice is believed accurate, but I accept no legal responsibility except to direct-paying private clients.
          2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
          3. For paid advice about conveyancing/leaseholds/L&T, contact me* and become a private client.
          4. *- Contact info: click on my name (blue-highlight link).

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          • #6
            Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
            There are duplexes [duplices?] in E&W, even though that's not a common term for them!
            Hmmm, yes. That's true. I was also drawn by 'neighbor', Holmes.

            OP seems to have got bored with us and our amateur sleuthing anyway!

            Possible answer to our question : in the dog-house
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