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  1. Ebay also trade from Luxembourg, if you get a sellers invoice the address is eBay Europe S.à r.l. 22-24 Boulevard Royal L-2449 Luxembourg
  2. No space for a TV! So you come home from a hard days work and plonk yourself on the sofa to stare at a white wall! Even prisoners have more room than this
  3. In my experience the deposit company will ask the other party to see if they agree to release the deposit in full without any deductions If you are having problems with them then they will probably say they need to inspect the property and knowing what EA's are like they will try to claim for as much as possible so when you leave you need to take pictures of everything in the house as proof of how you left it. Then the deposit company will come back to you to see if you agree to the deductions. If you don't agree then you will both have to agree for the case to go to an independent arbitra
  4. Hi guys, just an update to say we got the TDS certificate now. So it seems you have to keep "reminding" the LL about it (i.e Bug him constantly so he realises he won't get away with it and to do it to stop us ringing him and texting him every week) Now for the fun part of trying to get the deposit back from the previous landlord who seems to have disappeared off the face of the earth. Mydeposits says it may take 2/3 months to resolve. However I see our old property is back on the market @ £157k (3 bed tiny terrace in South Manchester with converted loft). Looking at housprices.co.uk I saw th
  5. This is what sucks about renting due to high house prices. All the hassle of dealing with landlords, deposits, living to their rules. I have nothing but contempt for the current system. Why is it that for the property I'm renting the monthly price I pay is almost 1/2 what it would cost if I was to buy it. It should be more expensive to rent as the landlord is responsible for insurance and maintenance. I was wondering why you are not in an AST? We have had these for all the times we have rented. It is a legal obligation for the landlord to put the deposit in a third-party scheme for cases like
  6. Update: I got a call from one the the landlords employees (strange how the landlord himself doesn't want to speak to us) saying that the employee is arranging the deposit today and we should get confirmation next week. Lets see if that happens.
  7. That seems like a headache dealing with the claim! Sorry to hear that you had to go through that. Just had an email from the 3 TDS that confirms none of them have our deposit registered with them so our landlord was lying when he said it was in the post to us (typical landlords!). This coupled with the fact that the landlord is an elusive creature we have to consider our options. The letting agents are saying they are not responsible for the deposit as it's not managed by them. I have his address supplied by the letting agents so I will write a letter to him (signed for) so at least we can s
  8. Thats good advice Baby Eating Boomer I have had a reply from mydeposits that it is not in the scheme and I am awaiting replies from the other 2 TDS I was going to start the small claims court as soon as the other 2 TDS get back to me but after your experience on it being a long process and about souring the relationship I will put it on hold for the time being. We have signed up for a year and we don't want to move after the year has expired as we have moved 5 times in 4 years now which is quite stressful and expensive! Of course there is a risk that if the landlord gets a repossession o
  9. Ok, thanks MacGuffin for the advice Going to check with the 3 approved schemes now
  10. Ok thanks for the reply Reluctant Heretic Points though 1) He cant kick us out legally (I don't believe he will as the place had been empty for over a year from speaking to neighbours). However there is still the risk of the house being repossessed (That is what happened to our last property) so we can still be kicked out involuntarily. 2) So the procedure to do this is through a small claims court? Will that cost us money? I don't really want to do this in case as it could make the landlord do things to us to get back at us (e.g come in unannounced, not fix things,, etc)? Anyone with ex
  11. Hello, I need some advice from you helpful people here on hpc We moved into a rented property on 1st May 2010 and paid the 1st months rent + deposit to the EA before we moved in. As of today (24 days since we moved in) we still haven't got the certifcate of deposit and the landlord never answers our voicemails or sms. I spoke to him once on 19th May and he said the deposit certifcate was "in the post" which we haven't received. I spoke to the EA and told them that the landlord was ignoring us and they have somehow managed to find out he is on holiday so we prob won't get any sort of reply
  12. In our first 3 rented properties they just sent a letter saying that the tennancy was up and if we didnt give notice then it would move to a rolling contract (no charge). In the last property by Jordan Fishwick we got a letter stating the same but asked for an "admin fee" which took me by suprise when we got the letter so I think its a ploy by some EA's to grab as much money as possible. We were going to bite the bullet and pay as moving home costs more money but then we got a letter saying that the landlord is being taking to court for repossession hearing on the day the contact expires (L
  13. I have paid all my student loans off years ago (graduated 1999 with £5000 loan), however my girlfriend has a £12k loan which she hasn't even started paying off yet (in an average up north job on around 18k a year she is stuggling to save any money at all after paying all expenses). She is getting depressed as we are renting at the moment and would like to buy but the houses she likes are around 150k (so we need 30% deposit £45k which is really hard to save up due to the cost of living in the UK). The thing is though the house we are moving into to rent has similar houses nearby for sale an
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