Section 21 invalid if a LANDLORD name is wrong?

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    #16
    Originally posted by jpkeates View Post
    There isn't anything you can do to avoid being sued if the tenant wants to.

    Returning the deposit might mitigate the issue when the judge awards the penalty, which can be between 1 and 3 times the value of the deposit.
    Hopefully 3 times is for the worst cases, so you might have the penalty reduced if you return the deposit.

    You need to return the deposit, not offer to return it.
    Ok. So i can use that possibly as a mitigating factor.. Thank you JP Keates.
    I'm not a dishonourable human being and I never want to be painted as such. This has been the first place i have let. I work full time also and it's tough with my two children to do what I can. I'm trying my utmost.

    How can i return the deposit if I don't have their bank details to transfer etc?

    I cant really exactly leave it as cash in an envelope....

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      #17
      Originally posted by ctrlindustries View Post
      ............................How can i return the deposit if I don't have their bank details to transfer etc?

      I cant really exactly leave it as cash in an envelope....
      Two options suggested...

      a) post a cheque (take photocopy) with **free** "Proof of postage" certificate to them. You have then returned it, if they chose not to cash it that is their problem...
      b) Go round with envelope of cash: Offer it to them in exchange for signed receipt by them (take draft receipt): If they decline, walk away.


      It is recommended landlords comply with the law: It is recommended tenants & agents do likewise.
      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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