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Deposit not in scheme should I pay last month deposit?

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Hi all, 

I’m in a quandary. 

I’ve been renting a flat for 3 years and will be moving out shortly. My landlord has not put my £1k deposit into a deposit scheme and sadly I don’t trust them to return it. This is because I feel that the way I’ve been treated over the years is like a cash cow and recently when I suggested I could get a cleaner in before I left for them he gave me a stupidly high quote (about 1/4 of my deposit, it’s a small flat and will be empty when they clean it!) which I could pay and he’d deal with. Past experience has also made me wary. 

 The house is fine, has a bit of wear and tear (a few minor scratches on painted walls)   which I don’t mind contributing towards but no damage as such.

Where do I stand if I dont pay my last month’s rent in lieu of the deposit? How can I best phrase this so I can reduce the chance of conflict? 

Thanks

Lucy

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“My landlord has not put my £1k deposit into a deposit scheme and sadly I don’t trust them to return it. “

You’re legally entitled to a compensation of 1x – 3x the deposit amount, if you file a claim in the courts that your landlord has not protected your deposit. 

This is a very significant breach of the landlord’s responsibility and it’s an automatic claim if you can prove they never protected your deposit, and it is fairly easy to do so. 

Please download our free guide on this page to help you out – http://www.thetenantsvoice.co.uk/letter-templates/request-tenancy-deposit-protection

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