Hi, I Made 6 months contract with my Landlord, and due to my personal reason and Bedbug issue on this flat, I need to vacate in 4 months, so informed my landlord my situation, He committed me by words that, when new tenancy come, then I will return my deposit Money, and he signed on my contract with date of leaving the flat and return my keys and all my holding on the flat to him. hen I Moved to different city, After this happened, the first 2 weeks he responded my call, and told that still no new tenancy come. then when ever I called him he is not picking my call, and not responding my voice mail as well. What Can I do now? how will I get my deposit from my land lord? Please advice or suggest me on this issue?
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I Made 6 months contract with my Landlord, and due to my personal reason and Bedbug issue on this flat, I need to vacate in 4 months, so informed my landlord my situation, He committed me by words that, when new tenancy come, then I will return my deposit Money, and he signed on my contract with date of leaving the flat and return my keys and all my holding on the flat to him. hen I Moved to different city, After this happened, the first 2 weeks he responded my call, and told that still no
Hi there. Thanks for your question, I will assist you with this.You can issue proceedings against the landlord for the return of the deposit in the small claims court (assuming it's less than £5k), which you can do online to do it quickly and cheaply at www.moneyclaim.gov.uk.Please press accept.Dan
As I made a 6 contract with my landlord in Sheffield on 03 July 2011. and I due to my personal reason(lost my JOB ), I have to vacate that flat and need to move to London to find JOB in 4 months, and I informed my land lord by words not in written on October 2011, and he said me that I will find a new tenancy and will give you the deposit. and he posted that flat in website, few of them visited that flat, and he told some one need the flat on begin of Nov'2011, and he rushed me to tell the actual date of the leaving the flat with in October end, as he found a tenancy and he need the flat at 1st or 2nd of Nov'2011. So I rushed on find the new flat in London and confirmed a flat by given advance to the Agency, then I told to my land lard that, I will vacate the flat @ 30th Nov'2011. the he said OK. Then 29 Oct' I called him and asked about my deposit refund, he told, that still the new tenancy not confirmed so far, once he confirmed then will refund the deposit. Then I don't have any option, since already I confirmed new flat in London by paid. So vacated that flat and came to London, when ever I try contact him too get the deposit, He is not picking my call and reply on text message and voice message.I don't know what to do, and how to get my deposit money.Note: When leaving the flat he signed on top of my contract paper with leaving date. and I too signed on his contract paper.All my transaction in-term of deposit and rent every month only via Bank online transaction.
Yes, I see your issue, but the answer is fairly simple isn't it? If you can't reach agreement, then you're left with no option but to sue him in the County Court as I mentioned above?Dan
Hi Daniel, Thanks for your response. I am so satisfactory on your response. Actual my doubt is, Do I have legal rights to go court to get my deposit by legally, Since I made the contract for 6 months with my land lord, But due some situation, I am leaving in 4 months. I don't know actually the law and rights for Tenancy to get the deposit money before the actual contract period. So can you explain me If I go small claims court to my deposit.?
But you had agreed with the landlord that you would not be charge etc., and if you're able to say that you altered your position in some way on reliance of this statement, then you're entitled to your money back. Plus, the landlord is not entitled to profit from your breach, so if somebody else if paying his rent, he cannot them keep your deposit for that amount.So, two different but equally compelling reasons he would have to pay you back.Dan
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