Helo there, I am going through a very complicated Deposit dispute whereby my entire deposit is being used to put right what was wrong with my flat before I moved into it. This includes stained carpets, damaged wallpaper and a broken window handle. I have photographic evidence that this was the case before I moved in.
My rent was lowered by £50 a month on the agreement I clean the flat only, which was filthy and which I did.
The Lettings Agency sent me a receipt for a new carpet, which exceeded my deposit amount, but no good reason for it to be replaced, apart from needing to ‘fumigate’ the place which I totally dispute. ( I had a pet dog )
I need to know if I am likely to get a fair hearing, and if not, could I be taken to court by the landlord /Lettings Agency to pay the money over and above the deposit amount? An e mail fron the Lettings Agent hinted at this possibility.
I wil provide more detail if needed, as I did not want to complicate this post any further.