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REEDS RAINS - THEY DO NOT RETURN DEPOSITS WITHOUT A FIGHT.
Author Name: dave wharton
Disadvantages: Cannot be trusted
Slippery slimy people to get involved with.
Have rented a property in Wakefield for 8 years without a hitch. Original tenancy contract was fixed term but after 2 years went on to a rolling tenancy, no problem.
We decided to move house and gave Reeds Rains 10 weeks notice in August, also notified them that a roof ridge tile had blown off. Reeds Rains sent us the repair bill and told us we had to pay for the repairs to the roof, no way I told them.
Handed the keys in October 8, nearly six weeks ago. I kept writing to them about the return of the deposit but they ignored all mail until I threatened County Court action. They wrote to me asking me to sign a form accepting responsibility for a 'stain' on a carpet. The amount I was asked to pay was 'To be ascertained' in other words they want me to sign a blank cheque.
They told me 3 years ago that my deposit was secured with the Tenancy Deposit Scheme but they never gave me the required certificate.
I spoke with a member of thier staff yesterday who told me that the deposit cannot be returned for legal reasons (until the landord says o.k.) and that they had up to 90 days to return the money. Rubbish, my contract says ten working days to register a dispute and a further ten to settle it.
Summary: Rather buy a car off Arthur Daley.
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