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  • landlord refusing to hand over keys
    engelj
    My son has rented a house with 4 others at uni however one lad has left uni and is refusing to pay his share. The landlord has now told them that he will not hand over the keys until he receives this lads rent. Is this legal? Any advice please?
    15-07-2019, 18:39 PM
  • Reply to landlord refusing to hand over keys
    leaseholder64
    The remaining three will certainly have to cover the fourth person's rent, because this will have been a single, joint, tenancy, not four separate ones. However, I think there is a breach of contract on the landlord's side in not handing over the keys, unless the contract specifically states that the...
    15-07-2019, 19:15 PM
  • Mattress Disposal Charge
    SofiaN.M
    Hello Everyone,

    My former landlord has just returned my deposit minus a £80 charge for disposing the mattress I have been using in the house since moving into the house in October 2016.

    The mattress was still in a good usable condition (no marks or any tears) but he asked...
    11-07-2019, 09:09 AM
  • Reply to Mattress Disposal Charge
    Stef Cooke
    ?? Let me just check:

    The mattress belongs to the landlord
    He is not claiming it is in any way damaged, stained or unusable
    He asked you to remove it
    He then charged you for its removal

    That is ridiculous. It is his property, he cannot put the onus on you...
    11-07-2019, 16:13 PM
  • Reply to Mattress Disposal Charge
    jpkeates
    By not protecting the deposit, the landlord has also denied the tenant the ability to ask the deposit scheme to adjudicate on the disputed deduction.

    If the mattress was the tenant's (otherwise why was it being thrown away if it was in decent condition) I'd suggest that the charge is actually...
    11-07-2019, 15:21 PM
  • Reply to Mattress Disposal Charge
    nukecad
    I notice no one has mentioned it yet, but you are aware that the penalty for non-protection of the deposit is up to 3x the amount of the deposit?

    So you are not just talking about £80 here, you are talking up to 3x the full deposit.

    If the LL is found to have deliberately...
    11-07-2019, 14:56 PM
  • Reply to Mattress Disposal Charge
    SofiaN.M
    Thank you leaseholder64

    I will now go and weigh my options....
    11-07-2019, 11:51 AM
  • Reply to Mattress Disposal Charge
    leaseholder64
    If the mattress belongs to the landlord, disposal is their responsibility. I think it is common to change mattresses anyway, but there is a current TV advert advising doing this every 8 years, so any costs for damage to the mattress should be written off over those 8 years.

    I think they...
    11-07-2019, 11:02 AM
  • Reply to Mattress Disposal Charge
    SofiaN.M
    Thank you Lawcruncher

    That's very helpful....
    11-07-2019, 10:49 AM
  • Reply to Mattress Disposal Charge
    SofiaN.M
    Thank you leaseholder64,

    The mattress belonged to the landlord and I left it in the bin storage which is located well away from public view, behind the house.

    So at risk of the Landlord possibly discovering other damages, it would be better to think carefully about chasing...
    11-07-2019, 10:43 AM
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