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Hiya

For the past year my ll has been pressuring me into saying we will buy his house. So in March we told him no as there was too much wrong with it. After this date everything has just gone from bad to worse. He, his wife and 2 daughter’s have been messaging me, my husband and my mum. We have had multiple phone calls and emails etc. He also gave us our section 21 notice to leave by end of May, which we did. 

Now he is saying we have caused 3k worth of damage to the house, I don’t know how. There was no inventory taken at the beginning of the tenancy. We have a clause in our contract saying that if decoration was up to his standard then we would have to pay our first months rent (we moved in with just a deposit if we decorated it ourselves). Anyway the date he gave us to complete the work was 2 years ago and nothing has ever been said about it but now he is saying we have ruined the house with our decoration etc. We took our own photographs art he beginning and end of tenancy. 

We are also currently in the process of getting an harassment order on him and his family due to the nature and treating violence of these messages we have been receiving.

Do any of you know if this will all go against him in trying to get our deposit back? He has said right from the end of our tenancy that he will not go through dps and we won’t see a penny off him. Now he has messages my mum saying let the games begin regarding money.

I just don’t know what to do. Please help 

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There was no inventory taken at the beginning of the tenancy.  – He can’t prove you’ve done any damage, because there is no benchmark to compare. 

He has said right from the end of our tenancy that he will not go through dps and we won’t see a penny off him. – Is the deposit protected? If not you can claim up to 3x the deposit amount as compensation. 

Overall you sound like you have the upper hand. You relax a little. 

Here is some more information:

http://www.thetenantsvoice.co.uk/advice_from_us/tenancy-inventory-check/

http://www.thetenantsvoice.co.uk/advice_from_us/deposit-protection-schemes/

http://www.thetenantsvoice.co.uk/advice_from_us/deposit-disputes-3/

http://www.thetenantsvoice.co.uk/advice_from_us/the-return-of-your-deposit/

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