£310,000 Worth Of Tenant’s Deposits Illegally Unprotected In First Quarter of 2017

£310,000 Worth Of Tenant's Deposits Illegally Unprotected In First Quarter of 2017

Leading property campaigner, Ajay Jagota, has revealed that during the first quarter of 2017, up to £310,000 has been illegally unprotected.

The renting reformer keeps a running total of the cash value of deposits that letting agents have been convicted of stealing.

2017 is already set to pass the total from the previous year which reached £1 million.


Did your landlord fail to protect your tenancy deposit? Landlords are legally obligated to protect the deposit paid to them within 30 days of receipt.

If they fail to do so, you, the tenant, could be entitled to compensation!

Fill in our quick and simple online form to see if you’re eligible to claim 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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