Your Deposit Wasn’t Protected By Your Landlord – Now What?

Your Deposit Wasn't Protected By Your Landlord - Now What?

If you’ve just discovered your tenancy deposit wasn’t protected in a government approved scheme by your landlord, what do you do next?

Here at Deposit Recovery Claims, we work to get back your deposit (and more) if your landlord FAILED TO PROTECT IT.

We just need as much information as possible regarding your tenancy deposit.

We would ask for your details, the property details, landlord details, tenancy agreement specifics and some supporting documentation (such as the tenancy agreement itself and proof of payment of the deposit). You can find our full list over on our claims questionnaire.

If you’re worried about talking to your old landlord, we will take care of that for you. If you choose to instruct us, we will handle the complete claims process for you.

Simply fill in our free claims questionnaire today – you could be owed thousands!

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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.

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