Tenant dissappeared , agency witholds deposit

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    #31
    I have just had an interesting and educational experience with MyDeposits.

    Briefly, the tenants left owing a month’s rent and causing not inconsiderable damage. The deposit, equal to a month’s rent, was held by the agents and insured by MyDeposits.

    It seems that the MyDeposits system gives the tenants three months from vacating the premises in which to make a claim for the deposit. Only if they do make a claim can the landlord make a counter claim; he cannot initiate a claim. If, as in my case, the tenants make no claim, the landlord can only get the deposit money after the three months are up.

    I can hardly complain as I didn’t enquire beforehand what would happen under the circumstances outlined above.

    But I shall not be going down that route again

    B

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      #32
      In your case, it's really the agent who did not want to release the money to you before the period was up.

      That's because if the ex-tenant raises a dispute then the agent must send the money to the scheme pending arbitration, so they wanted to make sure they still had it.

      Also, you cannot initiate a claim because you (or your agent) already hold the money.

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        #33
        Why did you/Agent not initiate ADR claim for T damage?

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          #34
          What is ADR claim?

          B

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            #35
            Originally posted by Bruce59 View Post
            What is ADR claim?

            B
            https://www.mydeposits.co.uk/wp-cont...-ADR-guide.pdf

            ....
            I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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              #36
              Hi.
              Agency still refuses to make claim on my behalf. They said because we had Introduction Only offer, they can't verify damages . Why do need to do this? They're my agent, I instructed them to secure money on my behalf. They said "that's the law, but didn't support it with no evidence , what exactly law states? I called on law infoline, but lady didn't know the answer and she'll call me back.
              Any advice?

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                #37
                Originally posted by Turefu View Post
                They said because we had Introduction Only offer, they can't verify damages . Why do need to do this?
                The letting agent is implying that they didn't carry out a move in inventory, so they have nothing to compare the present damage too. Do you have a move in inventory?

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