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Deposit Problems / Re: Get my deposit back
« Last post by sneax on May 20, 2018, 07:36:13 PM »
I'm not sure about the law here, but generally if a company is declared bankrupt, there should be a case in court. fo that - and all the subjects owed money by the company in question should press their claim there.
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General Discussion / Re: Rats and Pests
« Last post by sneax on May 20, 2018, 07:34:51 PM »
If you guys look it up on the internet, there should be dedicated, special protecting deviced for using rat poison in houses where children live, too.
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General Discussion / Re: New rental agreement
« Last post by sneax on May 20, 2018, 07:33:43 PM »
I'd be interested in a contract review service too but can't see that on any of the membership options on the site.

Is there something like a standard quote for reviewing a rental agreement?

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Deposit Problems / Re: £700 for professional cleaning!!!!!
« Last post by sneax on May 20, 2018, 07:31:00 PM »
Can anyone help me? 

My friend and I spent ages cleaning our flat and the letting agent said it was filthy and charged us £700!!  I feel insulted and robbed, the place was spotless when we left.  What can we do?  I'm changing jobs and need the money back. I didn't budget for this  >:(


That is an obvious fraud, and i hope you'll get your money back, or the bill dubbed unjustified. Is is possible btw to quote this much for cleaning where it's clearly out of the market range?
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Deposit Problems / Re: Get my deposit back
« Last post by India on August 09, 2016, 11:35:14 AM »
Hi Just an update.  I was able to find a registered correspondance address for my LL in the UK and I sent him a letter to where he lives in Spain that I was going to take court action against him in the UK and that he might lose his house.  He's agreed to return me the money. I also threatened him (politely) in the letter that I would be adding damages to a small claims against him and that he might lose his house if he didn't pay me.  I'm just waiting for the money to clear now. 

Thanks for all the help everyone!
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Deposit Problems / Re: Letting agents issue re deposit
« Last post by RachaelS on July 28, 2016, 03:55:56 PM »
Come on Alex, that's pretty mean.  Not everyone lives in the South East. 

Wildingbe, what happened?  Did you contact the landlord at all or was it just through the letting agent?

Rachael
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Deposit Problems / Re: £700 for professional cleaning!!!!!
« Last post by john85_islington on July 28, 2016, 03:51:20 PM »
Hi Nat,

How long ago did you move out?  Did your landlord register your deposit in a Deposit protection scheme?  This is really important information since it will determine how to proceed in trying ot get the money back.

J
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Agency Fees / Re: Reference Check fee-I'm being robbed
« Last post by john85_islington on July 28, 2016, 03:49:15 PM »
Hi David,

I'm not saying that you should do this but have you thought about threatening them with a Subject Access Request? 
https://ico.org.uk/media/for-organisations/documents/1065/subject-access-code-of-practice.pdf

I did it a couple of years ago and told the agency politely that I could get an SAR for £10.  It'd take them quite a while to comply so they backed down and waived the reference check fee.  They did add though some face-saving line about "It's harder than it looks hence we need to rob you" 

Just a thought. 

John
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Deposit Problems / £700 for professional cleaning!!!!!
« Last post by Nat on July 06, 2016, 03:42:35 PM »
Can anyone help me? 

My friend and I spent ages cleaning our flat and the letting agent said it was filthy and charged us £700!!  I feel insulted and robbed, the place was spotless when we left.  What can we do?  I'm changing jobs and need the money back. I didn't budget for this  >:(
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Agency Fees / Reference Check fee-I'm being robbed
« Last post by DavidR on July 06, 2016, 03:38:43 PM »
Hi, 

Most people in my town are getting robbed with reference checks with letting agents charging £30 per person to day we have no rent arrears.  My family are going to move soon and stand to lose a few hundred on referencing.  Can we do anything about it?  It's just a stupid form to day we've paid up on time. 

David
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