Tenancy Deposit Claims

If your landlord didn't protect your deposit correctly, you could be owed compensation

In England & Wales, 1 in 5 landlords didn’t protect the deposit correctly, with an estimated £1.2 billion pounds worth of deposits said to be affected! If your deposit was not protected, you could be make a tenancy deposit compensation claim.

What is a Tenancy Deposit Compensation Claim

By law, landlords have an obligation to pay deposits received from tenants into one of 3 tenancy deposit protection schemes, which are;

The tenancy deposit must be protected within 30 days of the date on which the deposit was paid by the tenant.

This law is in place to prevent landlords from using the tenancy deposit as their own income and to ensure the return of your tenancy deposit is handled correctly when your tenancy comes to an end.

If your landlord didn’t protect your deposit correctly, they may have broken the law and you could be entitled to make a tenancy deposit compensation claim. This claim can be worth 1 to 3 times the amount of the tenancy deposit paid.

Tenancy Deposit Claims

The final amount of a tenancy deposit claim is calculated per breach of the law. Possible breaches include;

  • Failing to protect the deposit within 30 days.
  • Failure to protect the deposit during the entire tenancy, for example, if you renew your tenancy agreement.
  • Failure to notify and inform the tenant with information regarding to which scheme the deposit is placed.

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Is My Deposit Protected?

If any of the below apply to you, you may have a claim
Deposit Not Protected

Deposit Not Protected

If you know for certain your landlord didn’t protect your deposit, it is very likely you have a claim. All you need is your tenancy agreement to get started.

Deposit Protected Late

If your landlord didn’t protect your deposit within 30 days, you may have a tenancy deposit compensation claim.

Unfair Deposit Deductions

Unfair Deductions

All 3 deposit protection schemes have a free dispute resolution service when it comes to getting your deposit back. If your deposit was unfairly deducted, it might be due to the lack of deposit protection in place.
Landlord Not Returning Deposit

Landlord Not Returning Deposit

If your landlord is not returning your deposit, it may be because the deposit was not placed in an approved protection scheme.
Tenancy Renewal

Stayed Longer Than Your Initial Agreement

Tenancy deposits must remain protected by one of the 3 approved schemes for the whole duration of your tenancy, so if you stayed in the property beyond your initial agreement, we can check to see if the protection scheme was also extended.
No Tenancy Scheme Information

No Deposit Information Was Given

If you did not receive a letter or email from one of the 3 approved deposit protection schemes, it is very possible that your tenancy deposit was not protected correctly.

Government Approved Tenancy Deposit Schemes

There are 3 deposit schemes in England & Wales and one of them must be used to protect your deposit. They are; DPS (Deposit Protection Service), MyDeposits or the TDS (Tenancy Deposit Scheme).
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