Was My Money Put Into a Deposit Protection Scheme?

Was My Money Put Into a Deposit Protection Scheme?

When you agree to rent a property, you’re often required to pay a deposit to your new landlord.

This is usually the equivalent of 1 months rent, which is a significant amount of money for many renters.

But did you know that landlords are legally obligated to pay your deposit into a government approved deposit protection scheme?

If they fail to protect your tenancy deposit, you can claim up to 3x the amount in compensation.

And if they protect it too late (outside the 30 day limit) you could still claim.


Not sure if your landlord has followed the correct legal process?

Simply fill in our quick and simple online form and we’ll investigate your claim for free!

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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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