First post, so apologies if it isn’t that clear.
My flatmate and I moved into out current property in March 2012. About 2-3 months ago, our landlord placed the property on the market for sale. We have since fould a new home and served our notice, tenancy ends July 31st.
Having been going through the referencing process again, our new agent advised that the deposit must be protected within 30 days and provide us with all the relevant details, something I now understand as ‘prescribed information’. Our current landlord advised us of the company holding the deposit, but that was it. So I believe they have failed us on this part.
I asked some days ago now for the details of the deposit, the response I received was an assurance that the deposit was being held in a ‘secure account’, but they could not furnish me with further details (reference numbers, certificates etc).
In addition, our landlord wishes to charge £50 to perform a check-out of the property. There is no record of this charge on the tenancy agreement.
Where do I stand? I believe I have the right to be reimbursed the full deposit amount as thye have failed to provide us with the correct information. According to Tenancy Deposit Solutions (MyDeposits.co.uk) T&C’s, both landlord and tenant must have signed the certificate for it to be valid. Court seems such drastic action, but I will carry it out if I feel they will reign on their obligations.
Do I challenge them now? Demand the sertificate and ask for a full refund of the deposit, or; Do I wait and see how it pans out at the check-out? If they try to claim for stupid things then go in guns blazing?!
Also, on a side note, anyone know how seriously the HSE take the lack of safety inspection certificates on gas appliances? I don’t have one for 2013, 2014 or 2015! I now understand they should be performed anually!