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Advice Re Return Of Deposit Etc

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Hi,

Would appreciate some advice.

Was checked out of last property by landlord at the end of June. No issues. was paid several hundred pounds in cash, and given a receipt to acknowledge that a cheque for the balance would be forwarded to my new address.

This time last week I was contacted by the landlord, and advised of some 'issues' that were spotted post check-out. One of these issues was a dirty driveway; I ponted out that the LL had employed contractors since we vacated, for fixing some rending on the property, and that the issue could well be of their doing. I stated that I was not interested in LL's problems, as I had been checked out fairly, and that was the end of the matter. I said that I would be applying to the court if I did nolt receive a cheque within seven days for the full balance. I sent a letter confirming our position.

A cheque arrived this morning, for the full amount, although addressed to our old address! Fortunately we have had our mail redirected. When paying in to my bank this morning, I noted that my name had been mis-spelled. The bank accepted the cheque, but I am wondering whether it will be returned to me when the mistake is spotted.

I am convinced that the mis-spelling was deliberate, so as to delay payment. I would thus appreciate advice regarding whether I have now done enough to commence an action, in the event that the cheque is returned, or whether I need to further contact the LL and advise that they have another deadline to meet.

Further points of interest:

1. LL did not protect my deposit. Had been in the property for 3 years, but signed a new lease after 12 months, thus am of the opinion that it should qualify for protection.

2. We had overpaid the rent for the last 6 months of the term, as a good-will gesture. The two year contract did not have provision for a rent increase, but we added an extra £50 per month for the last six months, so as to remain on good terms. Nothing was ever put in writing for this, so am interested in whether I have a leg to stand on in the event that I want to 'reclalim the amount that I paid in error'!

Any advice would be gratefully received.

Thanks in advance.

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Hi,

Would appreciate some advice.

Was checked out of last property by landlord at the end of June. No issues. was paid several hundred pounds in cash, and given a receipt to acknowledge that a cheque for the balance would be forwarded to my new address.

This time last week I was contacted by the landlord, and advised of some 'issues' that were spotted post check-out. One of these issues was a dirty driveway; I ponted out that the LL had employed contractors since we vacated, for fixing some rending on the property, and that the issue could well be of their doing. I stated that I was not interested in LL's problems, as I had been checked out fairly, and that was the end of the matter. I said that I would be applying to the court if I did nolt receive a cheque within seven days for the full balance. I sent a letter confirming our position.

A cheque arrived this morning, for the full amount, although addressed to our old address! Fortunately we have had our mail redirected. When paying in to my bank this morning, I noted that my name had been mis-spelled. The bank accepted the cheque, but I am wondering whether it will be returned to me when the mistake is spotted.

Nope. The only place that the payee name is checked is when you hand it over the counter, it will not not be checked again.

tim

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