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    We moved jnto our room and some draw ha dles were missing prior to this. We then moved out of this room for the summer and when we came back there were more missing and a crakced draw in pur freezer. Where do with stand with this? We dont have pictures to prove the state when we moved in and nither did my land lord. Contract wise i had one for the first year but not the this year.
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    (Original post by Sportyabi007)
    We moved jnto our room and some draw ha dles were missing prior to this. We then moved out of this room for the summer and when we came back there were more missing and a crakced draw in pur freezer. Where do with stand with this? We dont have pictures to prove the state when we moved in and nither did my land lord. Contract wise i had one for the first year but not the this year.
    Have you tried calmly discussing it with your landlord?
    If you have and he still won't budge try to meet in the middle?
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    Firstly - no help to you now but you should always photograph and timestamp photos whenever you move into a new place as evidence. It can save so many issues down the line.

    Second - if you don't have a contract then you have no legal obligation to the landlord and he has no obligation to you - he's also probably doing something dodgy...did you give him a deposit?

    I would see if there is a student accommodation/support centre at your university and seek help from them. Ultimately I would suggest this can be settled by talking.

    If you have given him a deposit make sure it is registered with the deposit protection scheme. If he doesn't do this within a period (I think 2 weeks?) then you are able to sue him for 3x the deposit as he has broken the law. In reality, provided he deposits the money before they look at the case, they'll typically let him off, but it keeps your deposit protected. Of course given you don't have a contract, I've no idea if this is actually possible...you can't put an official deposit down without a contract.
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    (Original post by rbs1)
    Have you tried calmly discussing it with your landlord?
    If you have and he still won't budge try to meet in the middle?
    Yes we have. Im not a arguing person and so always try to talk thigns camly ,i dont see any sense in arguing and saying soemthing in the heat of then moment. She bashed on our door today to have a go at us and tried to get insideour room wnen we were done talking to her

    Depsiot wise, we did give one and i checked if she has put it in a sheme and she hasnt.
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    (Original post by Sportyabi007)
    Yes we have. Im not a arguing person and so always try to talk thigns camly ,i dont see any sense in arguing and saying soemthing in the heat of then moment. She bashed on our door today to have a go at us and tried to get insideour room wnen we were done talking to her

    Depsiot wise, we did give one and i checked if she has put it in a sheme and she hasnt.
    Report her on the deposit front, state you want a contract and that the damages were in place beforehand. Photograph them now as your contract will not have yet started. Make sure nothing in the contract mentions fixing existing damage.

    This would be the easiest way forward, although how likely it is for the landlord to comply, I do not know.
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    if your deposit is not protected you could always say to her that she can either refund the deposit or you will make a formal complaint about the deposit not being protected which could cost a lot more to her

    ALWAYS take photos of damage and immediately EMAIL THEM to your landlord so you have proof
 
 
 
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