Will I have to pay anything else at the conclusion of my claim?

In some circumstances you may have to pay.  Whilst the no win no fee agreement covers you for your legal fees, there remains a possible liability for the other side’s costs and your own disbursements even if you are awarded damages.  This could happen if, for instance, the third party make a formal offer to settle known as a “Part 36” offer and that offer is rejected but it is later shown that the offer was reasonable and should have been accepted or in the event there is a successful counterclaim/set off against your claim.

In effect your awarded damages may be all used in paying the other side’s costs.  We must add that costs orders against Claimants are not frequent as our solicitors provide thorough advice when an offer or a defence is received so that a quality decision can be made at that point.

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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 deposit specialists firm Mckays Solicitors Ltd 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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