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I moved out of a housing association flat last year. Two months later they contacted me to say I had caused damage, which was untrue. They are now claiming rent arrears and money for repairs and say they will instruct solicitors. Can they sue me without proof? Will they go to the time and expense of suing me?

They can attempt to sue you, but without proof they’re unlikely to get very far. It’s good practice to take photos of rental accommodation before you move out so that you can easily counter any claims about the state you left it in. It should be fairly easy to prove or disprove claims of rent arrears since you’re likely to be able to produce bank statements. Whether they will pursue this depends to some extent on how much they think you owe.

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