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    Hello
    Could anyone please offer me advice? I was released from HMP Styal on the 18/12/09 and signed up to rent a property with Rooftops lettings in Wilmslow for 6 months. 2 weeks on the neighbour caused serious problems for me and was arrested and charged with harassment. There were also debt collectors calling at all hours despite being told by the landlady that no debts were registered to the property. As a result of the problem neighbour the police informed probation that I had to move. The problem I have is that it has cost me over £890 and I was only in the property for 2 weeks. The landlady was aware of previous problems with the neighbour. I have had to borrow this money and have to pay it back. I have now found a shared property which is going to cost me and additional £250. Do i have any legal rights to demand my deposit back?

    Thanks

    #2
    You need to discuss this with your probation officer because you have agreed to a fixed term contract and so will be liable for the rent for the full 6 months.

    I know when you leave prison, it is up to the probation service to ensure you have somewhere to go so they will know the ropes.

    As you have only just been released, the last thing you want is to be back in any sort of court as defendant in a rent-arrears case.

    Good Luck

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      #3
      Originally posted by nicole1975 View Post
      Hello
      There were also debt collectors calling at all hours despite being told by the landlady that no debts were registered to the property.
      Debts (CCJs) are registered to a person whose last address might be at the premises. There won't be anything registered for the "address".
      The advice I give should not be construed as a definitive answer, and is without prejudice or liability. You are advised to consult a specialist solicitor or other person of equal legal standing.

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        #4
        One can demand that the Credit Reference Agencies add a note indicating that the debtor:
        a. is no longer at the relevant address stated; and
        b. has no connection with the current occupant.
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