Students forced to wait three months for at least £9,675 worth of deposits

Mail Online | 9/10/2019 | Emer Scully For Mailonline
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A student estate agents has been accused of pocketing thousands of pounds worth of deposits - after three student households were left waiting more than three months for a total of nearly £10,000 to be sent to their accounts.

Sam Pringle, 20, spoke to MailOnline after his house of five were left waiting three months for their £3,675 deposit to be returned by Cintra Estates in Reading.

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Another female student, who wished to remain anonymous, says she was forced to call Ridgemoor Properties, an affiliate of Cintra, every day for 12 days straight when her household's £2,700 deposit failed to appear two months after they'd moved out.

Bethany Allis, another student at the University of Reading contacted this website to ask for help and student Lauren Richards says her housemates are waiting for their £3,300 deposit to be returned.

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Sam Pringle took to social media to warn others about his experience after three months had passed without Cintra Estates returning his £735 deposit.

The post read: 'To any students or anyone that knows students that are looking to rent a house in this area, AVOID RIDGEMOOR PROPERTIES AND CINTRA ESTATES.

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'Me and some other students rented a house with them last year and over two months after moving out they still have not returned our deposit (which by the way was extortionately large).

'They constantly avoid contact, and if you do manage to contact them they’ll agree to pay it back and then not do it. They have said they’d pay us back by at least five specific dates and those days have come and gone and it’s still not been returned.

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'We are not the only ones going through this. Countless other students who have gone through them have shared similar stories (and it wouldn’t surprise me at all if it was everyone that went...
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