i have a 6 month shorthold tenancy with a private landlord and it’s been 3 months and he hasn’t put my deposit in a scheme. (i knkw this is the time limit and because he hasn’t i can claim 3 x the deposit amount plus refuse to leave when tenancy ends in march he would have to take me to court evict me.
now he is asking me for my agreement to give to a letting agency and he has told me he has given them my deposit
firstly i will not give this only a photocopy because he could change it and i won’t have a leg to stand on. plus i want to know where i stand i don’t want the letting agency to demand referrencing fees, increase my rent, say i can’t renew agreement etc
he already is dodgy because the flat has damp issues, building issues electricity issues, no fire excape
any advice welcome thanks