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Re: Seeking advise for recovering rental deposit

Postby Get Real! » Mon Dec 26, 2016 3:53 am

Fifty wrote:Alright thank you will take action after holidays...
I will start making complaints everywhere including taking legal action, and settle with whichever comes 1st.

No, don't take legal action for such a small amount. It's not worth it.

You have consumer rights and you *can* find justice for FREE as I have in the past. Just use my links.

Just remember that you must go there PHYSICALLY… don’t waste precious time sending emails through their websites etc because Cypriots are notorious for not bothering to check their emails.

Get their addresses from the websites and GO THERE to inquire.

Good luck.
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Re: Seeking advise for recovering rental deposit

Postby Lordo » Mon Dec 26, 2016 12:46 pm

if you have not already left the place, why don't you use the place for another month and inform him in writing that you will use up the deposit as rent. and let him sue you to try to get you out. if he has broken his contract in giving you at least a months notice he has not got a leg to stand on.

but then again we are in the land of groc.
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Re: Seeking advise for recovering rental deposit

Postby Fifty » Mon Dec 26, 2016 4:02 pm

Lordo wrote:if you have not already left the place, why don't you use the place for another month and inform him in writing that you will use up the deposit as rent. and let him sue you to try to get you out. if he has broken his contract in giving you at least a months notice he has not got a leg to stand on.

but then again we are in the land of groc.


I left already, because as I said they created a situation that I could no longer be comfortable. They did not threaten or anything, I've just got an verbal ultimatum to move until 20dec (rent was paid until 24)
Those were: daily visits at premises (sometimes at 7am) / unannounced intruding one in a few days with various reasons that were on contract (the landlord may inspect) / every 2-3 days drilling and maintenance in the building and so on, long list.
I could not stay there any longer, I had to leave. It's the 1st time I've had such issues in my life, hopefully the last. I am not interested in anything more than recovering the deposit.
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Re: Seeking advise for recovering rental deposit

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Mon Dec 26, 2016 4:17 pm

Fifty wrote:I could not stay there any longer, I had to leave.


This, above, is a different side to your initial story.

But, putting it together with something else you wrote, about the problems:

Yes I am, they were all there on arrival but not obvious on the viewing.


... you took the flat on "as seen". So, you cannot blame the landlord if you complain that you didn't notice them when inspecting the property before taking it on.

Rather hypocritically after complaining things were not sorted, you also complained about maintenance:

every 2-3 days drilling and maintenance in the building


Plus, you said something subjective:

they created a situation that I could no longer be comfortable


I'm not a lawyer, but I would suggest you shouldn't waste your money chasing this in courts because there are too many holes in your account.

I would also tread carefully about slandering the landlord with your side of events. It's up to you but nothing is clear cut and you don't want to make a mountain out of a mole hill if you can move on and start again.
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Re: Seeking advise for recovering rental deposit

Postby Fifty » Mon Dec 26, 2016 4:31 pm

I have moved and started again, but I was "robbed" of 450 euro.That was probably the whole idea, that I would just give up 450 euro because recovering creates a mess. It's a good business criteria if you can make it.
I have no idea how you deducted that it's a different story, it's the same: late situation created there was to make me leave.
Maintenance in the building had nothing to do with me, they had a house divided in a few apartments so maintenance was there. When you have drills on a daily basis starting very early it becomes an issue.
I was forced out before the term without any notice, just "you have 2 weeks to move out, we want you out" and no deposit. This is the end of the story no matter how you twist and interpret every word. Or even if I was not right.
And yes issues that are not visible on viewing and appear after exists. I will not go into details, but let's imagine (not my case but let's imagine) you move in an apartment and you have 7am drilling or construction site, and very bad neighbors over night.
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Re: Seeking advise for recovering rental deposit

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Mon Dec 26, 2016 4:44 pm

Fifty wrote: I was "robbed" of 450 euro.That was probably the whole idea,

That's your accusations but may not be true.

situation created there was to make me leave.

That's your accusations but may not be true.

Maintenance in the building had nothing to do with me,


Was this your landlord's fault? I thought maintenance was necessary?

so maintenance was there.


OK. No one's fault, then. Maintenance is maintenance. Good grief! :roll:

When you have drills on a daily basis starting very early it becomes an issue.


Yeah, we had that when our neighbours renovated for 3 months over the summer. No one's fault. It's life. Sounds like you got fed up and moaned too much, maybe?

I was forced out before the term without any notice, just "you have 2 weeks to move out, we want you out" and no deposit.


Did you give them a lot of grief? Moaning non-stop? You sound like a moaner to me (no disrespect, but there is NO pleasing some people - unrealistic expectations and all that. They make nightmare tenants imo).

let's imagine (not my case but let's imagine) you move in an apartment and you have 7am drilling or construction site, and very bad neighbors over night.


You could be understanding about the maintenance. BUT you said that is NOT your case? So now you are throwing in imaginary situations?

very bad neighbors


Sounds like you don't get on with people. Are the neighbours the fault of your landlord as well? :roll:
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Re: Seeking advise for recovering rental deposit

Postby Fifty » Mon Dec 26, 2016 4:53 pm

Just stopped moaning and replying here, since I am a difficult tenant for making such a fuzz for 450 euro.
In Cyprus if you try to recover the amount by any means you are a moaner and a difficult tenant. If you don't and let 450 EUR go that you are worthy of respect.
I've rented in many places through the years, I don't consider myself a difficult tenant I've never had such issues before and never had to leave before contract.
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Re: Seeking advise for recovering rental deposit

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Tue Dec 27, 2016 2:04 am

You should try and get your deposit back if you truly believe you deserve it and didn't simply look for excuses to leave before your contract ended.
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Re: Seeking advise for recovering rental deposit

Postby Fifty » Tue Dec 27, 2016 2:19 am

I didn't want to leave before contract and I still regret leaving, it was walking distance from work. No longer moaning or trying to explain anything, I am a difficult tenant.
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Re: Seeking advise for recovering rental deposit

Postby B25 » Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:44 am

Fifty wrote:I didn't want to leave before contract and I still regret leaving, it was walking distance from work. No longer moaning or trying to explain anything, I am a difficult tenant.


Dear Fifty,

sorry to hear of your situation, but many things depend upon the wording of your contract, however, the landlord cannot give you an ultimatum to leave in 2 weeks.

Legally he must give you 2 months notice to vacate the property, but if you signed for the 12 months he cannot just come tomorrow and ask you to leave unless this was all pre-agreed in the contract.

Then, if he 'threatened' you, you should have called the police as now it is becoming a criminal offence. The police do not get involved in landlord/tenant disputes as these are civil matters for the court to decide upon.

Given you have already left, then it is much more difficult to get your money back, yes you could go to court, yes you could go to advice centres, but the chances are it'll come to nothing but more trouble for you.

I understand you feel you have been robbed, but I wonder if it is better to put it down to experience and move on, and IF it should occur in the future, then seek advice BEFORE you move out.

Good luck with whatever you decide to do, but from experience, here in Cyprus, you will just be 'pissing in the wind' as they say trying to get any sort of satisfaction.
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