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Old 19.11.2012, 22:23
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Re: Rental deposit - the law?

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I left my apartment in Feb 2011, tried to get deposit back the letting agent refused to sign the forms, so i dont know where the money actually is now thats the problem, could they have got it without me signing anything?
No they can't access it without your approval or a court order. If the agent does nothing then 12 months after the rental has terminated you can access your money: However, nothing is ever that simple....

In practice when you try to access the money the bank will ask the landlord whether there are any claims pending and whether he wishes to make a claim for damage with a deadline. If there is no claim you will get your money. If there is a claim you can either agree to it or go to mediation.

The question is, why did the letting agent refuse to sign the form? I am sure it wasn't because he was having a bad day....was there damage or some disagreement regarding damage that had been done?
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