Can I Still Claim Even If I Received My Tenancy Deposit Back?

Can I Still Claim Even If I Received My Tenancy Deposit Back?

Here at Deposit Recovery Claims, we work to recover your tenancy deposit if it hasn’t been protected by your landlord within 30 days.

That means that even if you received your original deposit back from your landlord, you CAN still claim if it wasn’t protected in a government approved scheme.

You won’t need to speak to the landlord directly – we will take care of that side of things, and making a claim won’t affect any future tenancy agreements.

Think you may have a claim? Simply fill in our online questionnaire here and we’ll discover whether you could be eligible.

If you want some more information about how it works once you discover you do have a claim, find our FAQ’s here.

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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.

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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 a panel of specialist Solicitors 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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