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My landlord is holding on to my deposit of £2500 as well as
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Hi I own a flat that I rented out, it was rented as a no smoking flat, the tenants ignored this and smoke in the flat leaving burns on the leather sofas that where only one year old. Also they ran oth… read more
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Hi there, My question revolves around the end of a tenancy
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Hello We moved in to our apartment almost two months ago
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HiI have just moved out of a rented property after 4 years
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Our former landlord has not returned our deposit (6 weeks' rent) after more than seven months. Nor did he provide us with written information on what he wanted us to pay for. The deposit is held by th… read more
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