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issues with landlord at the end of the contract
26/06/2018
9:41 am
Sainy
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Hi Guys

I was a tenant for 2 yrs with live in landlord. I had a license agreement. We had absolutely no issues during my stay.

However at the time of leaving, I was told the very next day that I will not get my deposit back as to he thinks I left the carpet and walls dirty. The walls had condensation, which he knew about and he did tell me that after I am gone he will get it cleaned. 

Is there any way, I have the rights to demand my deposit back?

I would really appreciate the help/advice as I have been put in a difficult predicament. 

Thanks to all.

Sainy

29/06/2018
9:52 am
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Good morning Sainy

Thank you for joining us on the Landlord Referencing Forum 

If you are having issues with a deposit being returned you can raise a dispute with the relevant deposit protection agency. A landlord or agent has to register a deposit within 30 days of starting a tenancy. You should have some paperwork showing the scheme they protected it with.

There are 3 Available schemes in the UK:

My Depostits

Deposit Protection Scheme (DPS)

Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS)

All of these have a dispute service you can use. 

Hope this helps.

02/10/2018
2:35 pm
Patricia
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I may be wrong but i didn’t think Live in landlords had to protect deposits?  

If this is true can an issue be raised? 

13/11/2018
12:28 pm
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Hi Patricia 

You raise a good point. I know you are correct on lodger agreements the rules are different, does it depend on the contract issued?

I don’t think I spotted it was a live in landlord on first reading the question. (even though it is very clear)

14/11/2018
10:57 am
Amy
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Sainy said
Hi Guys

I was a tenant for 2 yrs with live in landlord. I had a license agreement. We had absolutely no issues during my stay.

However at the time of leaving, I was told the very next day that I will not get my deposit back as to he thinks I left the carpet and walls dirty. The walls had condensation, which he knew about and he did tell me that after I am gone he will get it cleaned. 

Is there any way, I have the rights to demand my deposit back?

I would really appreciate the help/advice as I have been put in a difficult predicament. 

Thanks to all.

Sainy  

https://www.gov.uk/rent-room-in-your-home/rent-bills-and-taxDeposits

 

Resident landlords aren’t legally required to protect tenants’ deposit with one of the government-approved schemes.

Your local council may guarantee rent for a potential tenant who can’t afford a deposit.

16/11/2018
9:54 am
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Deposit arrangements

Tenants with ASTs are now protected by tenancy deposit protection regulation. Live in landlords with lodgers however are not required to protect their deposits, though they can do so if they choose.

Re: protecting deposits :

I think this site gives an easier explanation of the difference between a tenant with an Assured Tenancy Contract from a private landlord and a lodger agreement 

https://www.spareroom.co.uk/content/info-landlords/whats-the-difference-between-a-tenant-and-a-lodger/

16/11/2018
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Some more info : Re: Lodgers and deposits

http://www.lodgerlandlord.co.u…..protected/

16/11/2018
10:13 am
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I hope this helps .

 

There is a difference between a private landlord and a live in landlord 

https://www.gov.uk/rent-room-in-your-home/rent-bills-and-tax

Rent, bills and tax

Rent

You can charge what you want for rent but should agree the amount with your tenant beforehand. You can also ask for a deposit and you can accept Housing Benefit for rent.

You must provide a rent book for tenants who pay weekly.

Council Tax

You will be responsible for Council Tax and can include part of the cost in the rent you charge. You must tell your council if having a tenant means you’re no longer entitled to a single person discount.

If you’re unsure who should pay Council Tax, check with your local council.

Utility bills

If you pay the utility bills for the entire house, you can include a charge in the rent or install pre-paid meters.

You can only charge the amount you’ve paid for gas and electricity plus VAT or you could face civil proceedings. Read Ofgem’s rules on the resale of gas and electricity for more information.

Income Tax

Income Tax is payable on rental income you receive.

If you’re not in the Rent a Room scheme, you’ll be charged Income Tax on any rental income you get after business letting expenses. Examples of business expenses include:

  • insurance
  • maintenance
  • repairs (but not improvements)
  • utility bills

If you’re in the Rent a Room Scheme, you’ll pay Income Tax differently.

Capital Gains Tax

You may have to pay Capital Gains Tax when you sell your home if:

  • you let out all or part of it
  • you’ve taken in more than 1 tenant or lodger at a time

However, you may be entitled to Private Residence Relief and Letting Relief.

Deposits

Resident landlords aren’t legally required to protect tenants’ deposit with one of the government-approved schemes.

Your local council may guarantee rent for a potential tenant who can’t afford a deposit.

 
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