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    #31
    Is it possible to blank out the name of the agency in my letter and further replies? I thought I had removed all the names but someone called my attention over it.

    Thank you.

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      #32
      Originally posted by JohanDij View Post

      Will go today again to Homebase as I couldn't find what I wanted so wil take the photos and get some help.
      I would've gone to a hardware store or locksmiths, as you are more likely to get the exact lock.
      Allow tenants to protect their own deposits. I want free money when they do it wrong

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        #33
        Someone asked me again if the deposit was protected and I was given the info that there are only 3 schemes?

        This is the details I have:

        The name is Tenant Deposit Solutions Limited and I have an address, phone number, email and website.
        On the deposit reference no. it says: "If not shown (and it isn't), please contact the letting agent no earlier than 7 days after the start of the tenancy."


        On their website when I fill in my in-laws details it says:

        "my|deposits are unable to find a deposit protection with the details you provided.

        The protection may not have been uploaded yet or the deposit may be protected with another scheme.

        Please contact your agent/landlord for details. You can download the
        Tenancy Deposit Protection Overview document here
        my|deposits are unable to find a deposit protection with the details you provided.

        The protection may not have been uploaded yet or the deposit may be protected with another scheme.

        Please contact your agent/landlord for details."


        What does this mean? Is their deposit covered? Is this company real??

        Ok, it seems that their other name is mydeposits. I'm calling them tomorrow and giving my in-laws details to check if they do have their deposit, as on my last phone call I only asked if deposits with them were protected or not.

        You need a degree to rent a house these days!!!
        Last edited by JohanDij; 16-09-2010, 18:09 PM. Reason: Add more info

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          #34
          Have you checked with the deposit protection scheme (DPS) ?

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            #35
            I only checked on the website I have on the paper given to my in-laws.

            What does "protected deposit" mean btw??

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              #36
              Here are the photos of the lock:

              http://i1041.photobucket.com/albums/...icture013a.jpg

              http://i1041.photobucket.com/albums/...Picture014.jpg

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                #37
                I cannot pm you yet, but I will when I reach 15. Sorry about that.

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                  #38
                  Originally posted by JohanDij View Post
                  Here are the photos of the lock:
                  Ok, that's a bog-standard mortice sashlock - nobody's going to be able to help you further than that from a picture. Examples are here - there are different sizes, so your best bet really would be to unscrew the existing lock, and (preferably) (if there's somebody left in the house who can bolt the door or jam it shut temporarily from the inside) take the lock to a locksmith or shop to buy a replacement, or failing that, get accurate measurements from the extracted lock and refit it before you go.

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                    #39
                    Originally posted by JohanDij View Post
                    I only checked on the website I have on the paper given to my in-laws.

                    What does "protected deposit" mean btw??
                    There are deposit protection schemes which a landlord or letting agent registers a deposit with.

                    There are three main TDS, Mydeposits and DPS.

                    A 'protected deposit' is registered with the schemes. TDS and Mydeposits the agent/landlords hold the deposit, with the DPS the deposit is sent to them.

                    Have you been given a copy of the prescribed information for the scheme you are registered with?

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                      #40
                      Locks

                      I bought 2 bolts to put on the back door and a new barrell lock for the front door. So I just bolted the back and went out the front. I got my barrell lock off eBay as most of them will post same day 1st class.

                      Personally I think you are being too accommodating with LA, in my letter I would have had one sentence saying no more viewings because of their abusive behaviour on phone. There is nothing they can do about it.

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                        #41
                        You night like to use this form to obtain confirmation form the deposit companies if they are legally protecting your deposit.

                        There is advice here too.

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                          #42
                          Just to add some letting agents are really nice to tenants too...

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