I am planning on ending my periodic tenancy agrrement at the end of july.
I plan on sending my landlady the following letter:
I hereby give notice to terminate my tenancy at ....
The last day of my tenancy will be 31ST July 2008. I will be available on that date after 7pm to complete a check-out inspection.
I will be due back my deposit of 6 weeks rent which I calculate to be £623.
As I understand it deductions may be made from my deposit only for damage to the property or outstanding bills, but no deductions may be made for fair wear and tear to the property ie wear to carpets after a 3 year tenancy, water damage after leaks etc.
Prior to moving out I will ensure that the property is thoroughly cleaned, the grass is cut and that the carpets have been professionally cleaned. I will also provide proof that all outstanding bills on the property will have been paid up-to-date.
Please let me know asap if there is anything else you require me to do before I leave the property in order to ensure that I receive back my full deposit.
I have lived in the flat for 3 years with my friend who intends to stay on and get somebody else in to replace me. My landlady is notoriously difficult and has witheld large chunks of deposit for other tenants who have moved out of other flats in our building. I am trying to do all that I can to ensure that she does not attemt to try and keep my deposit.
Does anybody have any advice or comments on my letter ?