My landlord has issued a section 21 on my home. I have lived here for 18 years and this came as a bolt out of the blue. The property is being redeveloped.
I understand that the only way to fight a s21 is if my deposit is not secured with a protection agency. The landlord attempted to secure my deposit but gave the wrong address – another flat in the building, the wrong amount – I have a letter admitting that they basically made the amount up and used a tennancy agreement that I have never signed – forged in other words. They will not give me a copy of this agreement. I have two questions firstly are deposit protection agencies covered by the Data Protection Act and can I request copies of everything they have on file? The same with my landlord? And lastly given it’s for the wrong address, the wrong amount and based on forged papers is my deposit protected or can I use this as grounds to fight the section 21?
Many thanks for any advice you can give