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Offline gizmo17Topic starter

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Long Term Rental Deposit Query
« on: February 12, 2016, 11:58:42 am »
We paid a "deposit" a few months ago to "secure" a 3 month rental on a property starting in a couple of months time. We no longer wish to rent this property and despite not having signed a contract or any other paperwork as it has all been via email we have been told by the letting agent that we are not entitled to a refund of our deposit. Are they legally allowed to keep our money??
 

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Re: Long Term Rental Deposit Query
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2016, 23:37:41 pm »
Hi gizmo17 as a retired hotelier I have some experience of deposits.

Without seeing the exchange of emails between you and the agents and any terms and conditions on their website that you may have made your enquiry and booking through I wouldn't like to say yes or no as whether they can keep your deposit.

Check whether there were date sensitive points before your arrival date to see if the deposit became non refundable i.e.90 days or 60 days etc.

Hope that helps for starters.
 

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Re: Long Term Rental Deposit Query
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2016, 23:37:41 pm »