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  1. Here's a link to most of the TDS cases that have been discussed on various forums. I'm sure there's something amongst them about a letter before action but can't remember where. Should also give you a good idea about what's happened with other cases. http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/residential-commercial-lettings/151082-tds-case-outcomes-links.html If there has been falsifying of dates etc. and you have proof, I would definitely go for it because someone's going to have some answering to do. Good luck!
  2. Thanks Reneerana, I think you've done the right thing. Will let you know how we go on in a few weeks time.
  3. Solution : Council today confirmed only reason they didnt prosecute LL was because he had owned the property for over a year and they only have a six month window to take action and it would be difficult to prove when the electrical installation was actually done. EHO has now suggested we write to LL and say in view of this we are not comfortable or confident with his electrical capabilities but would be happy for a competent Part P qualified electrician to come to the property by arrangement to remedy any necessary work. We're happy to do this.
  4. I take your point Mr Shed but don't we have a right to obtain some proof of the safety/certification of the electrical installations before we allow him to come and further tamper with the electrics, possibly putting us at risk ?
  5. We have had many problems with our tenancy which commenced in March 08 including TDS claim which I have already posted in this forum. We rented a 1930's traditional semi-detached house from a private LL who led us to believe that just a single lady lived in the adjoining property. On moving in we began to experience various noise issues and to cut a long story short we eventually found out that the adjoing semi-detached house was in fact two self-contained flats. We felt the LL had gone to great lengths to avoid telling us this, particulary as we wouldn't have paid that amount of rent h
  6. Hi Reneerana To be honest I'm not sure. On the allocation questionnaire we just put basics of the claim and reasons for making the claim, we didn't mention LL's defence, but not sure if that was right. We are though going to put our response to LL's defence on the witness statement that we've been asked to provide before the court hearing. Not even sure if this is right but think it's better to put it down in black and white somewhere, just in case we aren't given the opportunity to say so at the hearing. Will let you know how we go on and good luck with yours !
  7. Our TDS case goes to court early August (LL protected deposit on receipt of court claim) so have researched as much as I can from sites such as this to use in court. Thought it might be useful to others if I posted links to the various cases that I'm aware of, especially as it seems to be quite a "hot topic" these days. Would also appreciate any details of other cases out there that are not mentioned here, thanks. First successful case : http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/residential-commercial-lettings/138758-tenancy-deposit-case-section.html Successful ca
  8. From this link to court fees I think an appeal will cost £100 : http://www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/ex50.pdf Good luck if you decide to go ahead !
  9. Gas Safety for Tenants Link to HSE website (includes template letter to landlord requesting to see gas safety check record) http://www.hse.gov.uk/gas/domestic/faqtenant.htm
  10. The worrying thing here though is that in a recent lost case posted on here the judge ruled you couldn't claim after the tenancy had ended This is the link to it : http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/residential-commercial-lettings/149606-deposit-protection-total-waste.html
  11. So sorry to hear that especially as I have a case coming up soon (although we are still in the tenancy). Doesnt sound right to me though cos surely a lot of tenants are only going to find out their deposit isnt protected when they have problems getting it back at the end of the tenancy. I think any new laws should come with guidelines/instructions for judges to avoid this happening. In my view you have been penalised with regard to the court costs for bringing the action and that's not right. Is it too late to appeal ?
  12. Thanks Rennerana. We've still got several weeks to go before court date so busy gathering all the info I need.
  13. Hi Reneerana Here's the wording you asked for on my other thread. Don't take it as 100% accurate though as I'm no expert and as I said I had to adjust the wording from Planner's original to make it fit on the moneyclaim website (I even didnt claim interest to save space!) The claimant makes a claim under the Housing Act 2004 section 214 (1)(a) that the deposit of (insert deposit amount here) for the Assured Shorthold Tenancy for (insert address here) was not paid into an appropriate tenancy deposit scheme in accordance with section 213(1) of the Housing Act 2004 or the claimant did not
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