Does my landlord have the right to keep my deposit when I am on a periodic tenancy? The property has been well kept but it has general wear and tear. I have been in the property for 2 years, and 1 of those years has been a periodic tenancy. I gave my months notice last month as I have a new property to move into. The last 6 months in the property I was bombarded with repossession letters due to the landlord not paying the mortgage. This is my reason for leaving the property. I did not feel secure. My landlord came to the property, had a quick look around and them told me afterwards in writing that I am the best tenant he has ever had. Then he came back to the property with a friend if his who will be the new tenant. His friend viewed the property and all was well. Next thing I I recieved a long email from the landlord stating all the reasons he wants to keep my deposit. These are for things like slightly worn carpet, small bit of paint come away, grass too long etc. He is going to try and keep my deposit as he is clearly having financial difficulties. Does he have the right to make deductions or keep it all on a periodic tenancy?
Thank you for taking the time to read. Any advice would be very much appreciated.