Is Your Landlord Withholding Your Deposit?

Is Your Landlord Withholding Your Deposit?

When it comes to moving out of rented accommodation, most spend a lot of time making sure the property looks clean and doesn’t show too many signs of wear and tear.

This all counts towards ensuring you receive your tenancy deposit back from your landlord at the end of the contract, which can often be a big lump sum.

But what happens if your landlord is withholding your deposit, although you have kept to your contracted agreement and terms?

It could be a sign that your landlord has FAILED to protect your tenancy deposit in a government scheme, within 30 day of you paying it.

If this is the case, you could be entitled to claim up to 3x the original amount paid!

Start your claim with us today.

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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.

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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 an experienced firm of 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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