How Long Will It Take To Recover My Money?

How Long Will It Take To Recover My Money?

Have you just discovered that you’re entitled to claim back thousands from your landlord? Or are you still unsure whether you are eligible?

Either way, we can help you win back thousands of pounds if your landlord failed to correctly protect your tenancy deposit within 30 days of receiving it.

Often with a claims process, you like to know exactly where you stand from the very beginning.

That’s why our dedicated team of helpful solicitors will make sure you understand exactly how we work, from start to finish.

So how long will it take for you to receive your money if you have a successful claim?

Our recent experience would estimate that it will take 12 – 16 weeks from the date of issue. This does however depend on the attitude of the landlord and whether they are willing to settle without court proceedings.

Initially, we will issue a claim letter and aim to issue proceedings 16 days later if we do not receive a response, or receive an unsatisfactory response. If we do have to issue proceedings against your landlord, then this will depend on available court time.

To begin your claim with us today, simply fill in our online form now!


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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 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.

Money received today. Just wanted to say a big thank you for your good work in resolving my case with a fantastic outcome.

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