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Have you ever had a landlord try to keep a deposit for a ridiculous reason?

At a rental I was in some years ago the landlord said:

1) I clearly had a dog in the house when there was a no dogs rule (I hadn't)

2) That the oven was filthy and needed cleaning (it was done professionally before leaving)

3) That the garden was overgrown (It was actually up to him to maintain that area and we had got rid of the overgrowth ourselves after months of asking him to)

4) That there was no household waste bin - there was.

SamGoodship
2 weeks ago
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tumblespots

When I read this it reminded me of the girls in White Christmas who were going to be arrested by the sheriff for burning a hole in the rug (when they haven't!) and Bing Crosby & Danny Kaye's characters help them to get away.

I only rented once and when I said I wanted to leave (as I was moving in with my, now, husband) he asked if we would both stay as he liked having me as a tenant.

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EmmaWright762

Greed. The landlord would have tried anything and everything to keep your deposit. Usually they will just try to make it as difficult as possible in the hope you will think it's not worth the bother of fighting to get it back. I hope you kept receipts for the oven cleaning, cctv to show no animals were there, the work you did on the garden/the state it was in when you arrived and the waste bin being outside.

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jdible

Most private landlords are so greedy had a friend who had lived in the same house for 10 years on leaving the landlord said that the carpet needs replacing and kept her deposit

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Pfs

I always paid my rent on time but on the final month I didn't pay it because I didn't want to get in an argument trying to get my Bond back so it works out the same and flat left clean and tidy

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martinlufc5637

They will use any excuse possible to not give deposits back, I've heard some ridiculous reasons from friends, didn't water the garden as much as the landlord would have liked, concrete garden no grass or flowers lol

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