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Hi All

 

I need some advise if possible. I rented a flat at the end of July though a letting agents. The Landord/Freeholder went into administration the day before we signed the lease. Despite numerous requested to the landlord we still have no idea where our deposit is. The LA says they sent it to the LL the LL says they are waiting to find out where the money is??! I have spoken to the 3 deposit agencies and they have confirmed that my money isn't with them.

My lease says "the Tenant shall pay to the agent as stakeholder a deposit of £..." but have no idea what this means.

I need to know what i should do now. I wanted to go for the x3 deposit court route but dont know if i have a claim.

Can someone please help me

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Sue the agent.


7 years in retail customer service

 

Expertise in letting and rental law for 6 years

 

By trade - I'm an IT engineer working in the housing sector.

 

Please note that any posts made by myself are for information only and should not and must not be taken as correct or factual. If in doubt, consult with a solicitor or other person of equal legal standing.

 

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Thats sort and to the point lol Thank you.

 

My only problem is the agents say they sent the landlord the money and the landlord doesnt know where it is. i'm just worried about suing the wrong party.

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Sorry was in a rush lol!

 

The agent has specified they are holding the deposit as stakeholder.

 

Moreover, the HA 2004 makes the agent at least partially liable for deposit compliance.

 

As such, what the agent has done with the deposit after you paid it is not your concern - you do have recourse against the agent.


7 years in retail customer service

 

Expertise in letting and rental law for 6 years

 

By trade - I'm an IT engineer working in the housing sector.

 

Please note that any posts made by myself are for information only and should not and must not be taken as correct or factual. If in doubt, consult with a solicitor or other person of equal legal standing.

 

Please click the star if I have helped!!

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Mr Shed is right. My brother had the same problem. decided to sue the agent. he has a court date in 2 weeks. Good luck 8-)

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