Can I Get My Tenancy Deposit Back?

Can I Get My Tenancy Deposit Back?

Did you know that all landlords have to protect your tenancy deposit in a government scheme? If they fail to do so, you could claim up to 3x the original deposit that you paid!

Although we don’t work to get your tenancy deposit back, if you have rented a property in the last 6 years (it counts if you’re currently renting too!) then you could still be entitled to claim THOUSANDS.

The government protection scheme is put in place to ensure landlords are not using their tenants’ money elsewhere, and to make it easier for you to claim back your deposit when the tenancy ends.

If you suspect your deposit hasn’t been protected, then we can help.

Head over to our home page here and fill in our simple claims form. We’ll be able to find out whether you’re eligible to claim, and if you are, we can pursue it on your behalf!

So get in touch with us today, you could have lots of money heading your way!

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The Law

Landlords have an obligation to pay deposits received from Tenants into a deposit protection scheme.

The law states that every Landlord who takes a deposit from a Tenant has to protect that deposit by lodging it with one of 3 tenancy deposit protection schemes.

The basis for this requirement is to stop Landlords utilising a Tenants deposit monies as income elsewhere and to make it easier to obtain the return of your deposit when a Tenancy comes to an end.

The three schemes are:

The Claim

If a Landlord fails to lodge the deposit with one of the 3 tenancy protection schemes within 30 days of the date on which the deposit was provided by the Tenant the Landlord will be subject to a penalty.

The penalty is likely to be between 1-3 times the amount of deposit paid.

Landlords continue to ignore the law in this regard and to assist Tenants (we do not act for Landlords) we have a team of experienced lawyers operating on cases around the UK enforcing Tenants rights against Landlords and obtaining compensation on behalf of Tenants from Landlords who have failed to comply with their obligations.

Start your claim now

Our Fee

Our review of the claim questionnaire is free.

All claims are dealt with under “No Win No Fee” agreements and the work is conducted by deposit specialists firm Mckays Solicitors Ltd from start to finish.

No payment is required at the outset to start your claim.

You will also be offered After the Event Insurance for increased protection against any adverse costs.

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