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Letter from Tenant Challenging a Landlord's Decision to Withhold Deposit

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A Tenant of a residential property can use this letter to challenge a Landlord's decision to withhold the Tenant's deposit at the end of the tenancy period. In this letter, the Tenant will explain to the Landlord the reasons why the withholding the deposit is incorrect.

This letter also provides the common reasons that may have been given by the Landlord such as unpaid rent, property damage, cleaning costs or other situations alleged by the Landlord.

This letter should be used where the residential property is in the jurisdiction of England and Wales.

The Landlord to whom this letter is addressed can be either a company or an individual.

How to use this document

This document should be sent by the Tenant after receiving the Landlord's letter stating that the tenancy deposit will be withheld or not refunded at the end of the tenancy. The Tenant should also include the details of the specific claims made by the Landlord.

The Tenant should also send along supporting evidence that can disprove the Landlord's claims such as receipts, photographs, invoices etc.

When completed, this document should be printed out and signed by the Tenant before it is sent to the Landlord. If the Landlord is a company, the document should be addressed to the company's relevant representative. The document should then be sent off using the Tenant's desired method which can be email, fax or post.


Applicable Law

Housing Act 2004


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