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I recently asked the DPS to return the deposit in full following one of my tenants leaving the flat with a month's rent unpaid. She agreed to the full amount of the deposit being re-paid to me. However, the DPS sent the "relevant" form for me to "solemnly swear" that I am entitled to the money . . . and it has to be witnessed by a solicitor or commissioner of oaths or magistrate.
Have other landlords had a similar experience? Is there a charge for this service? Can I claim it back or add it onto the debt from the ex-tenant? Or is this just another way that these government set-up quangoes are holding onto more and more of our money?
It also seems that the mere fact of registering with one of these deposit protection schemes gives HMRC open access to your actual property assets, and by definition, to your supposed actual income.
28/01/2009 00:00

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