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Deposit held for council tax arrears

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Hi

I am due to move out of rented house on shorthold  agreement, I have left house in great condition and deposit is in a deposit scheme.  However, I did fall behind with council tax and have a direct debit set up to clear arrears. My landlord says he can’t refund my deposit until he sees proof all bills including council tax are paid. My question is simple…..can help do this? Thanks in advance 

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Hi I am due to move out of rented house on shorthold  agreement, I have left house in great condition and deposit is in a deposit scheme.  However, I did fall behind with council tax and have a direct debit set up to clear arrears. My landlord says he can’t refund my deposit until he sees proof all bills including council tax are paid. My question is simple…..can he do this? Thanks in advance 

– Tez

 

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Well, the landlord is reasonable to request proof of all council tax being paid before their return your deposit. 

In any case, they may hold up your deposit 10 days after the tenancy ends to provide for all necessary inspections, estimates and quotes if damage was caused. You can use this time to obtain proof and provide it to the landlord. 

All should be cleared after that. If there are any problems, the scheme can help resolve them. 

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