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How long do I have to refund a tennants deposit?


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You are right its not a condition, but out of common courtesy it would be nice if you were to back up your arguments with some evidence as to what you say is correct so that other site users will know that they can act on what you say, but yet again you are avoiding this!

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Ah....now we are getting somewhere...but first, in response to Cbanger's response...I dont recall it being a condition of this forum that one has to provide evidence of their expertise. I hope that helps settle that point.

 

Onto Mr Shed...we seem to be making some progress....

 

a) there is no law which says 28 days. You start off stating that the 'law' states 28 days (which it doesnt nor is it absolute, as has been suggested) then you make a huge retreat from that and your earlier comments on the point. I think your response to this point alone clarifies the reason for my taking up this issue. Perhaps you should reconsider who really does have the problem with housing law.

 

Need I say anymore.....I think the above speaks for itself.

I would like you to quote where I said the law states this. I have never at any point. In fact I would like you to retract that, any more lies attributed to my name and you may wish to brush yourself up on libel laws. And you STILL have not responded to the question I have set you.

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To get back to the original point. There is no time limit, it has to be a "reasonable" amount of time. In general, 14-28 days is considered "reasonable".

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Return the undisputed part of the deposit ASAP, 10days is reasonable - remember the tennant may need a deposit for another rent so be fair.

 

The disputed part must be explained in writing to the tennant, again within 10days is reasonable. You should also have estimates for the repair (several and formal estimates). Your letting agent should advise you if you have a full management contract with them.

 

There is some good guidance here:

Association of Residential Letting Agents

 

You should also make yourself aware of the OFT guidance - there is a useful tennants guide for download here - as a landlord you will find it helpful also:

Unfair terms guidance

 

Hope that helps

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If S James is the same poster as S J (similar lexical style and points of view) then he actually agrees that 28 days is a reasonable period of time here

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Thanks for that SID, now lets not feed the troll anymore!

Its not doing anyone any favours!

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Perhaps one or two comments by of response are needed (getting very broed).

 

CBanger - Its not me to prove a law doesnt exist...it is for those who claim it does to do so.

 

Mr Shed - please refrain from pathetic threats. Based on the level of competance you have displayed, you clearly are no match for me. Although, if your responses here are anything to go by....it would be an amsuing day out, at your expense.

 

Moving on. You ask me to comment on your reference to law. Here it is:

a) The law states that you must return the deposit within a reasonable time period - its in your post of 29th )ctober 06. Before that you said 28 was absolute. In the sme post you backtracked - "This is not written in law, but is decided by the courts".

 

I am a little tired of taking your responses apart. Are you able to go back to my original post and do the same....or do you think it might say the same as what everyone else here seems to concluding???

 

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You have yet to take my response apart. At no time, at all, whatsoever, have I said this time is written in law. And you have STILL not answered my question regarding signed inventory - ho hum. I have pulled apart every one of your responses, and I too am bored of it.

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