I would not get hung up on the 10 day issue. Yes okay, they may be
in breach of that but to be honest in the whole scale of things it is neither
here and there because it does not strike to the very heart of the agreement.
You are still responsible for anything which you of damaged or not
repaired, regardless of whether the landlord claims for it in 10 days or not.
I assume that you have already filed a dispute with the deposit
scheme but I would also issue Small Claims Court proceedings for the return of
the deposit which you can quite easily do here www.moneyclaim.gov.uk
the court will then decide, based upon his evidence whether you
have caused this damage or not
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sometimes they slip through. I apologise therefore if anything doesn't make
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