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landlord is trying to deduct £300 for carpets which we had lived in property for 3.5 years. We never signed an inventory or schedule of condition and he never did checkout with us. It’s currently in the dps scheme awaiting his evidence. Do,you think he has any chance of receiving anything from this amount

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He will need to prove that you damaged the carpets beyond fair wear and tear, and if he has no evidence then you will get your money back.

We used ADR with DPS. Our landlord was claiming £1300 from our deposit and we ended up paying just £30!

You may not have much evidence either if he didn’t provide you with any inventory or check-in and check-out reports. However, it is very important that you state your case by the deadline you are given by ADR. The landlord will also need to submit evidence and by the sound of things he won’t have much.

Also, when you submit your evidence, ask the ADR team to send you copies of all the landlord’s evidence, as they won’t do this automatically.  You can then send further evidence if you need to. We did this.

Let me know if you have any more questions, and also update this forum, so others can benefit.

Good luck!




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