I have recently moved out of a house that I have been privately renting for over 6 years. However the landlord has requested that I sign over the entire deposit and provide an additional contribution towards the ‘damage’ caused during our tenancy, with the threat of legal action too.
The landlord has asked for a contribution towards the costs of the ‘damage’ in final settlement.
If I do pay an additional contribution (that I can’t afford!) how do I ensure that there is no subsequent legal action? Is the use of ‘full and final settlement’ wording sufficient?
I dispute that I am responsible for all of the ‘damage’ claimed by the landlord. How do I ensure that I am not deemed to be accepting liability for all the ‘damage’. Is there some suitable wording that I should use?