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  • #16
    What is your first language?
    There is always scope for misinterpretation.

    If my posts can be interpreted in two ways, one that makes you feel angry and one that doesn't, I meant the latter.

    Everyday is an opportunity to learn something new.


    • #17
      I'm sorry but it is quite difficult sometimes to understand you.

      But based on my understanding, I think you may have a case to claim against the landlady for the £506 of the deposit which she has not refunded. That is, *IF* the agent refused to give you keys before 5th July 2011.

      However, to do this you would need to either claim via the deposit protection scheme (if the deposit is protected), or start a county court claim, and you would need some evidence that the agent refused to give you the keys before 5th July 2011 (because the landlady might lie and say to the court that you just said you didn't want to move in sooner).

      It is also possible that, because you didn't give written notice to quit to the landlady, that the landlady could claim rent in lieu of notice. Unfortunately, because nothing was agreed in writing, this is possible. You had a periodic tenancy after the fixed term expired, and to end the tenancy you should have given at least a month's written notice, arguably expiring on the 24th of a month. But you moved out on 29th September, so the landlady might argue that you are liable for rent up to at least 24th October. (She is not saying this now, but she might if you start a court claim against her).

      If the deposit wasn't protected, then you would also have a basis to claim against the landlady and/or the agent (if you paid the deposit to him), for failing to comply with deposit protection under s.214 Housing Act 2004. You would need to seek legal advice for this, but the maximum award is 3x the value of the deposit, so it is worth considering.


      • #18

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        • #19
          My language is Hungarian. I try improve my English, but is not easy to me.


          • #20
            Try this



            • #21
              Sorry, next time not doing this.


              • #22
                Originally posted by westminster View Post
                This will help you.


                • #23
                  Thank you for your patience. I know, my English is bad. I don't know how can proof the key... because earlier we did not talking about it. When we paid deposit, admin fee and first rent to 08th July 2011, he did not give us the key just only 5th July. We said to him, we can not to move earlier, because Landlord don't give back any money, we can use my deposit for rent, and moving date has to be 09th July 2011 ( it was weekend). Later my supervisor gives to me 2 days off, and we can start to move 2 days earlier.
                  I said to agent, and I asked my all money back, because I did not want to pay more before 9th July 2011, but he said, he not give back nothing, if I want, I can go, but without my money. 3800 Pounds is to much money for gift, I signed this contract. Maybe he thought, one lone parent woman and one 20 yrs old boy... he can do everything with them.
                  Now first we start with Property Ombudsman.
                  I dont know how can proof Landlady the Landlord Certificate in that flat, because we had the problem with heathting system all the time, with electicity all the time... when we ask something, answer was this: before everything was ok, She has 11 flat and house... I think all in the same situation.

                  I will ask may solicitor. He is a Hungarian man too, but really solicitor,


                  • #24
                    Thank you.


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