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    I paid deposit - £500 on flat. Stayed from 03/03 to 09/04, now have problems getting £ back. Delay tactics by ex-ll ranging from him being chased by bailifs from County Court to being told by gas & elec company that I owe thousands of pounds. All untrue.

    so far received cheque for £200 & £150. Ex-LL keeping £100 & £50 for payment to re-seal tiny holes & repainting 2 doors & frames.

    Q1) Do you have any case law that I can print and show him that he cannot keep my money? - He has sold the flat last year!
    Q2) Can I argue on the £50?

    Thank you very much.

    Case law won't help you at all, as it's only used as a precedence where there is a substantial claim, and then it doesn't necessarily assist the prosecution's case.

    The landlord has to prove that damage occurred and small holes in a wall where you might have hung pictures is unlikely to warrant this. You don't have to prove anything. If the inventory is vague, or non-existent you are on a winner!

    Just the threat of a small clamis court summons might concentrate his mind, but if not go for it and have your day in court.
    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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