Your deposit is protected by law, make sure you get it back by ensuring a professional and independent inventory and check in is completed. An independent inventory will protect you against any attempt by the Landlord to wrongfully withhold all or part of your deposit.
In many cases this doesn't end up in dispute simply because the tenants do not know their rights or did not know they could challenge the landlord.
So how can you prevent a situation where your deposit will be withheld? Well, It is important to be informed and to know the circumstances in which a deposit can be legally withheld.
This can happen if you have left the property in a poor or damaged condition, or if items listed in the inventory are missing. The landlord or the agency could also keep the deposit or a part of it in case you left unpaid bills that you were responsible for or have rent arrears.
Even though your landlord has decided that withholding of your deposit is the right action, they have to provide you with breakdowns of the costs that you are supposedly responsible for. You can agree with their decision or you can object to it.
An independent inventory combined with a thorough check out help protect both you and the landlord, you can be assured of a fair and unbiased view of the property and should a dispute arise you will have the backing of a detailed inventory report which describes each and every part of the property and it's condition at the start of the tenancy. Combine this with a detailed understanding of fair wear and tear you can be sure that any dispute results in a fair outcome for both you and the landlord.
If you would like to find out more about fair wear and tear and the process that our clerks follow you can download our brochure by clicking the button below.
NEWS AND INFORMATION
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Clock Tower Inventories
105 Hatfield Road
Tel. 01204 435299 ( 24hrs )
Dave’s Mobile 07802 796153
Jan’s Mobile 07909 807163
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