F.A.Q

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 ...

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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 ...

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Can I protect myself against the risk of paying third party costs & my own disbursements?

Yes.  If you do not already have a good Before the Event Insurance Policy (BTE), then our solicitors will offer an After the Event Insurance Policy (ATE) that provides bespoke cover.  The premiums tend to be reasonable if taken out ...

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Am I still liable for the After the Event Insurance Premium if my case is lost or you decide not to pursue my claim any further in the event that prospects of success are substantially reduced?

The Insurance Premium is only payable upon successful conclusion of your claim and in the event you lose, the policy pays for itself, i.e. there is no cost.

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What if I still have some questions about the funding of my claim?

Please do not hesitate to contact the person dealing with your claim.  They will explain the funding options as many times as you require until you are satisfied and fully understand the process and your options.

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Why Do Landlords Have to Put a Deposit into a Deposit Protection Scheme?

Did you pay a deposit to your landlord for your rented property, and have now heard that they should have put this into a tenancy deposit protection scheme within 30 days of receipt? But what is it for and why do ...

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How Long Does it Take To Claim Back an Unprotected Tenancy Deposit?

  Have you recently discovered that your landlord failed to protect your tenancy deposit within 30 days of receiving it, and now you’re entitled to claim back thousands? But how long will this take?  Well, there is no 'standard' timeframe and this is ...

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Could You Claim Against Your Landlord For Your Tenancy Deposit?

Are you renting or have you rented property in the last 6 years? Did you or someone on your behalf pay a deposit to the landlord for your tenancy? If your landlord failed to protect your deposit in one of the government ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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