I move into rented accommodation in 2004 before the law changed in April 2007 stating deposits must be protected by a tenancy deposit protection scheme.
The original tenancy agreement had me and my best mate on it.
However, in 2009, my best mate moved out, and my girlfriend moved in. We got a brand new tenancy agreement and all was good.
We have now bought our new house and have moved out of the old place. Have just received a letter from the landlord saying they are going to charge me £320 for gardening and cleaning.
When i asked to dispute this, i asked what protection scheme my deposit was in, but it isn't in one.
To me, this seems like she is in breach of the law, but i think it may be a grey area in the fact i have always lived there.
I found this on shelter.org.uk
"If your tenancy started before 6 April 2007, then you will not normally be protected by the scheme. However, if you have been given a new tenancy agreement since that date, you should get advice. In this situation, the law does not specifically say that your landlord has to protect your deposit, but the Government has suggested that they should do so. An adviser may be able to help you come to an agreement with your landlord."
This seems to put the law in doubt on my part, but the thing is doesn't mention in the quote above is if the new tenancy agreement is in the same names. We have a new tenancy agreement with my name and my girlfriends name on.
Will phone CAB tomorrow but just wondered if anyone had any advice.
Spoke to landlord and they aren't budging