If they try Court with this they are going to lose, they are going to send ever more srident and demanding letters, invole a tame DCA who has no power to do squat. Time to act is when they send a LBA from a tame solicitor then rebut them with an acidic letter that as paid and still have ticket they will look very silly if the progress further. Others will no doubt expand on the correct course of action to take.
Thank you for getting back to me.
This is now a fight around avoiding bankruptcy, however with the size of the money order and the inaccuraciy of the amount there is no other option.
The LL says he wants to move back in (blatantly liying, as he has a massive house but I can't prove he won't) so I won't be able to get it suspended as he's claiming a mandatory reason. Being a realist, and not rude in anyway I promise, is there any point as I won't get a suspension...is the only way to counter claim now going to be by paying £250?
I spoke briefly with a Solicitor from a decent firm yesterday evening and he is of the opinion that the LL would be fined the full amount for not securing the deposit and more importantly saying they didn't have to as they have enough money saved up(!?!)
One solution would then be to get this awarded and that would then stop the possesion on rent arrears, I just can't counter him saying he wants to move back in.
As an aside, I find it incredulous that there is no real weight given by the fact that he has failed to carry out a Gas Safety check for 19 months. All he more or less has to do is say "oops, sorry...I will get it done asap) and that's that. That kind of makes a mockery of it all, reassuringly I was told that criminal procedures would follow if we were to be injured or die due to an appliance failing...even though he's broken the Law none.
Thanks again for all your help, it's great to have people just there!
Thank you for your reply. I am agree with you. With this type of behaviour, yes I will go ahead with it. Do you recommend if I just go through an agency and pay 25% cost to them and let them do all the work?
Don't touch them owe me £500 since January 2019 make excuse after excuse. Seem they always have software problems sending money out. Keep saying they will call back or email nothing been chasing it now for 6 mths the phone staff always have the same banter we will chase it up and get back to you then nothing!