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Hi, my name's ***** *****, and I have questions regarding a tenancy agreement. My ex and I rented a flat and are both named on the tenancy agreement. We gave 2 month's notice to end the lease, and are currently in that notice period. We have both moved out, although I have a few items of furniture to collect. When we first rented the place, I paid the full deposit out of my funds, however under the Deposit Protection Scheme rules, the deposit will be split 50:50 upon the end of the tenancy agreement unless my ex confirms that it is ok to pay me in full She has so far not responded. She is also no longer paying any rent or bills, and has removed herself from our water bill account without telling me.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: I want to reach an amicable solution and simply get the deposit back in full, but I want to know if I will have a strong legal case to pursue her for the deposit plus her share of the rent and bills until the end of the tenancy agreement should she not play ball.
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: UK Property Law
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
She has handed back her keys to the estate agent and got a receipt for this, but I do not believe that this gets her out of her liabilities for rent and bills.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
“Joint and several” means that when more than one person comprise the Tenant, they will each be responsible for complying with the Tenant’s obligations under this Agreement both individually and together."I do not have her new home address, although I believe I know roughly where it is. I do however know where she works, so if it comes to the worst, could I send any summons to her work address?
Expert:  Thomas Judge replied 6 months ago.
Let me see if I can help and please rate positive.The key to this is the agreement which you entered into with your ex before moving into the property - if the agreement was basically they you would share the costs (this does not need to be in writing but always helpful if it is) of the property - and she has not stuck to that agreement then you would be able to bring a claim against her for the sum owed - this may well be some, all or more than the deposit. I would send her a letter/email for the money she owes to you - if she doesn't pay then you would be able to sue her in the small claims court for the money owed - you can do this at - happy to discuss but please rate positive. Thanks
Expert:  Thomas Judge replied 6 months ago.
I should also add that you can serve the summons on her work address if you do not have a home address. I hope that this helps. Please rate positive.
Expert:  Thomas Judge replied 6 months ago.
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