I was renting a property which I moved out of 3 months ago. I was told that in order to get my deposit of £650 back, I had to produce my final bills for all utilities that were registered at the address. I've had all my bills except my water bill due to the fools at the water company messing up so I called the letting agent and explained. They refused to accept this and said I needed the water bill also. It's been 3 months and my final water bill has arrived. I dropped into the letting agents with all my final bills to collect my deposit cheque. I was told that all my bills need to show a balance of £0.00 before I can get my deposit back. How the hell do I get a bill for £0.00? My question is, can they legally withold my £650 in this situation. It's been three months and I need that money now. I get the impression that they use these technicalities to hold my money in their account gaining interest. All the bills are in my name so regardless of whether I have paid them or not (I have paid them) the landlord or new occupier surely won't be liable? Are they screwing me over?