I have a shared tenancy agreement with my housemate. We both equally paided the deposit over 6 months ago, to the agency and have confirmation that the deposit is registered with the Dispite Service Ltd. My Housemate has now moved out giving plenty of notice at end of the 6mth SHT. She wrote to me and letting agency giving noitice to vacate the property. I am staying in the property.
The letting agency states that "they can only accept notice is both parties provide notice and vacate. If my house mate wished to leave the agency are unable to return the deposit to her and its is fine me to give my ex housemate her share of the deposit, she needs to confirm this in writing to the agency. Unless i am prepared to sign a new contract in my name then my ex house mate will still be liable.
1) Who should pay the deposit back to my ex housemate? Me or the letting agency?
I have a letter from her solisiter saying i she paid me the deposit and i have to pay her back.
2) In regards to the Tenancy agreement what happens to that now my houemate has moved out?