Getting a deposit back after early quit
Tenancy Deposits

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12 years ago
A tenant left in month 3 of a 12 month AST leaving £414 rent arrears against a deposit of £450 protected by DPS. I have a guarantee from a property owner. I want to claim the deposit for leaving early and then pursue the guarantor for rent arrears at the end of the 12 month AST. My problem is that the DPS statutory declaration form does not seem to recognise failure to stay the course as one of the valid grounds for me getting the deposit. I do not want to apply for the deposit on the grounds of rent arrears as I will not be able to use this ground against the guarantor. Any thoughts?

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