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  • sindi_1
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    Agent not returning deposit

    Hi

    I'm having issues with my agent not wanting to return the deosit of my tenant, my tenant has alwasy paid his rent on time, and now that he has come to end of his agreement has decided to move out. The agent thinks that we are going behind his back. so is holding his deposit and says that he is not going to return it the deposit is held cental place Tenancy deposit scheme i think. I have had issues with the agent not keeping to his part of the deal.
    Is the agent allowed to keep his deposit and how do I/tenant get this money back

    Thanking you in advance

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  • Abandonment
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    I have had a phone call from the tenants daughter, (didnt know she existed), telling me he is leaving in two weeks. I told her he has nearly 4 months left on his 12 month AST. I subsequently got two calls from a housing association. asking for a reference for him, I told them the situation but they...
    20-09-2017, 19:56 PM
  • Reply to Abandonment
    KTC
    If the tenant holds a material interest of 6 months or more (i.e. during the 12 months AST), then the tenant is liable for council tax whether they are resident or not. During a SPT, the liability revert to the landlord when the tenant is no longer resident.
    20-09-2017, 21:33 PM
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    koksy
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    20-09-2017, 18:22 PM
  • Reply to Tenant having parking issues trying to hold me responsible
    leaseholder64
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    20-09-2017, 21:20 PM
  • Reply to Tenant having parking issues trying to hold me responsible
    security2
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    20-09-2017, 21:20 PM
  • Reply to Abandonment
    Wannadonnadoodah
    May only be tenants who have housing benefit paid then.
    20-09-2017, 21:17 PM
  • Reply to Abandonment
    buttons
    This I believe is incorrect, I do have experience of that part happening before and sent the council a copy of the AST and they cancelled my charge....
    20-09-2017, 21:14 PM
  • Reply to Abandonment
    Wannadonnadoodah
    In the eyes of the council as soon as he starts paying CT at his new property the liability will fall to you regardless of what else is happening.
    20-09-2017, 21:02 PM
  • Reply to Abandonment
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    I thought you could have it so that property was marketed but he still had liability as he wont be able to pay anything as he is unemployed and would reduce his liability to council tax if let before the end of his tenancy.
    20-09-2017, 20:48 PM
  • Reply to Abandonment
    KTC
    Either you recover the property, or the tenant is still the tenant with liability for rent & council tax (during fixed term of 6 months or more). You can't have it both ways of getting the property back but not liable for council tax.
    20-09-2017, 20:38 PM
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