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    I was just wondering if anyone on here has been through the Small Claims process? If so, do you have any hints, tips or useful advice please?

    Also, has anyone ever used to start their claim for money from ex tenants?

    Many thanks


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    by jpkeates
    A 15 year old washing machine has almost zero value (and will have less when you move out).
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    by theartfullodger
    Trust you've reported the thefts to police
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    18-09-2020, 13:34 PM
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    by Bumblebee3000
    This is very helpful, MdeB, thank you. I will try to relax about the inventory now. In regards to the mould - the landlord has a letter from the curtain cleaning company stating that the mould has been "killed" during the cleaning. I actually spoke with the curtain cleaner when he was here...
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    by jpkeates
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    Check ads for...
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