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    Making yourself look more arrogant by the minute,...

    Making yourself look more arrogant by the minute, so I've nothing to add here ...
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    Excuse me, I'm no troll ... Just because you...

    Excuse me, I'm no troll ...

    Just because you only chose to thank and like the posts who agree with you, doesn't mean you need to insult long-term members here you newbie whipper-snapper! :D:
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    Got to admit, love the thread title making the...

    Got to admit, love the thread title making the tenants out to be the bad guys here, when the LL has previously tired to lean on them to break their tenancy early :(n):

    You attempted to break a...
  4. It is blackmail - but justified because you want...

    It is blackmail - but justified because you want to end your tenancy with invalid notice. Since you have no cards left to play, if you want to go on the date to suit you, the LL can dictate the...
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    There are specific companies who will deal with...

    There are specific companies who will deal with full clearance of this type of property and whilst they charge a fee, this would be preferable to risk to anyone without the necessary safety training...
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    What would worry me about this plan is not so...

    What would worry me about this plan is not so much that you have not got the property 100% up to A1 condition to let,but how you are going to manage the letting and deal with repairs and maintenance...
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    You also obviously need to ensure your mortgage...

    You also obviously need to ensure your mortgage lender is happy with this arrangement and check with your insurance, who may not pay out if the place burns down whilst someone else is "living" there...
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    OP's post (#5) suggests it was protected "6...

    OP's post (#5) suggests it was protected "6 months ago" so looks unlikely.
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    In order to issue a valid S21 you must first...

    In order to issue a valid S21 you must first return the deposit in full to the tenant - get proof. Then you issue a new S21 - best to wait atleast a full day between returning the deposit and...
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    Thanks Snorkerz, perils of getting a 'phone call...

    Thanks Snorkerz, perils of getting a 'phone call half way through typing and not reading the post properly before I hit send! I have amended it now to what I wanted to say ... as I have already...
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    S21 will be valid, if the deposit was protected...

    S21 will be valid, if the deposit was protected AND the PI served to the tenant BEFORE notice was issued.

    To avoid any problems, it would have been better for you to have returned the full deposit...
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    As far as I know, there is no specific...

    As far as I know, there is no specific "counterclaim" against a "valid" S21 notice. The only grounds that counter the notice is it not being completed and issued correctly, or the tenant's deposit...
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    Is this same tenant? ...

    Is this same tenant?

    http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?57559-Court-awarded-fees-and-other-debts&p=458372#post458372
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    The day after the Fixed term ends, the Statutory...

    The day after the Fixed term ends, the Statutory Periodic Tenancy replaces it. Nothing changes other than the notice period, which is 1 full month from the tenant and 2 full month's from the...
  15. Others may advise differently, but the deposit is...

    Others may advise differently, but the deposit is often easier to get hold of as a first step - the money actually "exists" for the purpose of refunding the LL for costs and losses, rather than...
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    Whenever you "serve" an official document to a...

    Whenever you "serve" an official document to a tenant, be it notice, prescribed information, notification of a rent increase etc, you need irrefutable proof of the date it was served. This can be...
  17. I would just cover yourself and leave it open. ...

    I would just cover yourself and leave it open. Something like:

    "I will follow the full legal process to recover all monies owed via the tenant's deposit and further court action for any...
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    Several different issues to cover here: ...

    Several different issues to cover here:

    Firstly, if the S21 you issued at the start of the tenancy was given to the tenant on same day as the tenancy started, or before the deposit was protected,...
  19. Only mortgage INTEREST is an allowable expense,...

    Only mortgage INTEREST is an allowable expense, so unless its an interest only mortgage, you have to ignore the repayment portion and only deduct the interest. This may significantly change your...
  20. Just for extra info, there is a good newbie LL...

    Just for extra info, there is a good newbie LL guide here:

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showpost.php?p=41160642&postcount=12

    which is very informative and within it is a link to the HMRC...
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    Thanks both. By the way, its a She (or atleast...

    Thanks both.

    By the way, its a She (or atleast couple although we had most dealings with Mrs). We have used her for the claim although I suppose I could re-issue the warrant against him now, but...
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    Moneyclaim advice please?

    Sorry, I know TaB is supposed to be for the less serious topics, but as this is not property related and I know there are a lot of members here far more experienced in debt recovery than I, thought I...
  23. They cannot charge the full replacement value of...

    They cannot charge the full replacement value of the whole carpet, but will be able to charge a percentage cost for the "lost" value due to the stain, and taking into account the residual value of...
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    Treat any tenant as if they were a complete...

    Treat any tenant as if they were a complete stranger and do everything by the book, with a good written tenancy agreement and all the other stuff mentioned in the link above.

    Arrangements linking...
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    I guess it depends on how "helpful" OP's...

    I guess it depends on how "helpful" OP's soon-to-be ex-agents are. If they will do this them its a great solution, but if not, they cannot deny the tenant the deposit return, as its the tenant's...
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