Witholding overpaid rent

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Checked out tenant recently, the place was acceptable clean, and during discussion I reminded him I wanted all receipts for agreed professional cleaning (Carpets, oven, sofa, etc) as per AST and email. I accepted this would take a few days, but nothing happened - Rather belatedly ( by one day) I returned tenancy deposit in full, but retained 150 of overpaid rent until he proved carpets pro cleaned. he is now threatening legal action for return of 150, and despite pleas, requests, will not send cleaning receipts.
I guess the new tenants will want to see everything pro cleaned, and also as guide to what they must expect to pay at end of tenancy. Without these documents I have not a leg to stand on. What do other landlords think? Do I stand a chance if he does take me to court? or just bite the bullet and return money, move on?
Thanks for any responses!
18/12/2015 10:37

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