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Reasonable deposit reductions

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Hello having moved out several weeks ago my ex landlord is asking for over £3000 including the protected bond for recarpeting and redecoration in a house that was left in a very good condition (the only excpetion being a damaged carpet we had a quote for £150 to have replaced). They have provided pictures taken prior to us moving out which do not reflect the condition the house was left in. Why should I potentially have to cover the cost of redecorting and recarpeting the entire house? Are they allowed to make claims to this extent?

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Hi Leanne,

This is why there is deposit legislation in place. You should take the 5 mins deposit module available on this site to better understand your rights and responsibilities.

By the sound of it, you should simply raise a dispute with the deposit scheme your funds were registered with and they will review and rule accordingly once both sides have supplied any/all applicable evidence.

This legislation is very tenant-orientated and is there to protect you from illegitimate claims such as this appears to be.

Hope that helps.

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