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  1. LL is in the UK. Intention is to pay the last month's rent, move out and then try to get the deposit back. One question is whether the 1x or 3x deposit should be pursued before or after the tenancy ends (before I move out essentially)?
  2. The provisions were not met. The LL was supposed send me the deposit protection which he did not do, and the AST he tried to get me to sign not only had the wrong deposit amount (less than actual paid), but also had a "fake" DPS ID (this was confirmed with DPS). Thx All - I'm certainly more confident in taking this court given people posting here have been successful. The question is the timing - should I do this after I have handed the LL the one-month notice? I don't want to give the LL any more rent. Can I then pursue my deposit and damages after the tenancy ends?
  3. 1) The rent was negotiated verbally, but was never formally agreed in writing. At the time of negotiation, the LL gave me the impression he had already registered the deposit with DPS, which I later confirmed was not the case 2) LL sent a new agreement with rent increase, but I would not sign this because, as mentioned earlier: (1) the deposit the LL stated was lower the actual amount paid and (2) no deposit protection was provided at all. 3) No section 13 was ever sent. The LL only registered the deposit this past August (2012). Prior to that, I have in writing from all 3 government
  4. Thx for that. You are correct, I never did sign a new ast with the rent increase included: because (1) the deposit the LL stated was lower the actual amount paid and (2) no deposit protection was provided at all. I'm leaning towards just giving notice and stop paying the LL altogether - should I? I'm willing to move out because this is causing unnecessary stress. However, I will have to pay one more month's rent to serve notice? Will I be able recover my original deposit from DPS after the tenancy ends?
  5. Just to point out that I had written confirmation by all three government deposit schemes that no deposit had previously been protected under that address. If this goes to court, certainly this can be used as evidence.
  6. ************************************************* BUMP: Follow-Up By the Original Poster: ************************************************* Thanks to all for the previous advice. Here are some new developments 8 months after the original post! So I carried on paying the existing rent (as always, on time); I had explained that the new rent was not legally authorised to start until the deposit situation was sorted and new contract signed. It was radio silence from the LL for 8 months! However, just recently, the LL finally lodged the deposit with a protection scheme, and of course I veri
  7. I need some advice on dealing with my landlord, who is not only increasing my rent, but also trying to deceive me out of my deposit. Just over 2 years ago, I took a tenancy of my current flat through a letting agent. I had paid 6weeks deposit and first month's rent on signing. After signing the lease, the agent was quick to point out that they were not responsible for sorting out any problems with my flat; most importantly, putting my deposit into a deposit scheme. The landlord never gave me any information on the deposit scheme, despite me asking for it repeatedly. A year later, the AST
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