How much is it going to cost me to pursue my deposit claim.

The insurance industry persuaded the government that successful Claimants should have to pay their own success fees when instructing solicitors on a no win no fee basis, such success fees are capped at a percentage of damages awarded. Despite opposition from Claimant Solicitors and organisations and a formal challenge in the Court of Appeal, the Government refused to change their stance and as such applicable changes to the law came into effect from 1st April 2013.

What this means in practical terms is that at the conclusion of your claim the Solicitors will deduct their agreed capped charge from your damages awarded for your deposit and statutory penalty. The capped charge will be determined at the outset of your claim and discussed with you in detail by the solicitors. The capped fee ranges from 25%, 35% or 50% of any successful award. If work done on a time basis exceeds this figure then the solicitors will not charge you the balance as you have an agreement for charges to be capped.

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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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