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Are you occupying the property under an assured shorthold tenancy and how much is the annual rent?
...and do you know whether your deposit has been lodged in a tenancy deposit scheme, or do you suspect the landlord personally is holding it?
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The deposit will not be 'handed over' to the new landlord; they will just step in to the shoes of the old landlord when it comes to the return of it. If no deductions are agreed to then the new landlord will not ever come in to contact with the deposit monies.
Evidence of the change in owner will need to be passed to the TDS so that they will deal with the new landlord, so the office copy entries will need to be produced to them by the new landlord.
Sale of the freehold is not grounds for the return of the deposit to you or to terminate your tenancy agreement I'm afraid.
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