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Does a DSS tenant get her deposit if she has not paid 2 months

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Does a DSS tenant get her deposit if she has not paid 2 months rent
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.


She did not pay rent for 2 months and we could not get DSS involved before that happened. Then her money was paid direct to us. When she moved out we found lots of things broken and missing. When asked why she was not paying her first month in arrears she said take it out of deposit so can we keep deposit as she is due £1300 and deposit she wants back is £800?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

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Thank you for your question.

The fact she is DSS doesn't matter. If you are holding her deposit and she owes rent and the lease provides for it you can retain the deposit.

Happy to discuss further.

I hope this helps. Please leave a positive response so that I am credited for my time.
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Category: Scots Law
Satisfied Customers: 10897
Experience: 30 years as a practising solicitor.
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

If a previous tenant ran up bad debt at my address will the address be blacklisted or will it just be the named person?

It is the person not the address that is blacklisted. If it was otherwise then every time someone moved house they would be at risk.