Tenancy Deposit Claims
If a Landlord receives a deposit from a Tenant in relation to an Assured Shorthold Tenancy, they are legally required to protect the deposit within one of three government-backed schemes within 30 days of receipt of the deposit. The three government-backed schemes are Mydeposits, DPS and TDS.
- Firstly, within 30 days of receipt of the deposit, the Landlord must protect the deposit within one of three government-backed schemes. The three government-backed schemes are Mydeposits, DPS and TDS.
- Secondly, the Landlord must provide the Tenant with the required prescribed information and confirmation of where the deposit is being protected.
If the landlord has not complied with their legal requirements the tenant can bring a claim against their landlord for return of their deposit and for compensation of between one and three times the value of the deposit. The Tenant is able to make the claim for compensation even if they have moved out of the property and had their original deposit returned to them.
This means that if a tenant has paid a deposit of £1,000 they could recover between £1,000 and £3,000 in compensation plus the return of their deposit if it has not already been returned.
This is based on a single breach of the legislation. In cases where there has been multiple tenancy agreements the value of the claim could greatly increase.
What we do
At CEL solicitors, we have an in-depth knowledge of the legislation relating to tenancy deposit claims and a detailed understanding of the case law. This means that we can achieve the best result for you
If you don’t know whether your deposit was protected we can use the information contained within your tenancy agreement to conduct checks to determine whether you have a claim.
We can represent clients nationally across England and Wales in tenancy deposit claims.
We offer a No Win No Fee service meaning that if we do not recover anything for you we will not charge you any fees.