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lost my rent deposit
Apr 12th, 2020 at 6:43am
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I lost my rent deposit last month when I moved out of my flat in Greens. I rented the flat through Kingsland Property Consultants, and the agents there told me pets were allowed. But my landlord said he had informed the agents not to bring him tenants with pets, but the agents lied to me. As a result, the landlord said my dog had caused some damages in the furniture and therefore, he took 75% out of my two months deposit as a penalty. The agents should have told me pets not allowed when we sign the contract.
  
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Reply #1 - Apr 13th, 2020 at 12:35pm
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What does it say in your contract?

Do you have photos of the flat when you moved in and out? What does the agency say?

Would the small claims court be a place to approach for return of the deposit? It really hinges on the terms of the contract not on anyones word
  
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Reply #2 - Apr 13th, 2020 at 12:42pm
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the contract did not mention about pets
  
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Reply #3 - Apr 14th, 2020 at 7:44am
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Assuming that there was not a significant amount of damage done to the property then I suggest you advise the landlord (if you have their contact details) or the agent that unless the deposit is returned you will lodge a claim at the Small Claims tribunal (look on their website for details).

negotiating for a more significant return is also an option
  
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Reply #4 - Apr 17th, 2020 at 2:34pm
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Great! Thanks for your kind advice!
  
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