Your tenancy deposit claim could be worth a lot more than you think

Multi-breach Tenancy Deposit Claims

what is a multi-breach tenancy deposit claim?

a little known secret...

Anyone who has ever looked into claims around the lack of Tenancy Deposit Protection will assume they are owed a maximum of 1 to 3 times the value of their deposit, however, there is a little known secret which means it could be a lot more…

Your Claim is Per Breach

The value of your total compensation claim is actually per breach, which means if your landlord has breached laws and regulations twice or even 3 times, your claim could be worth 3, 6, or even 9 times the value of your deposit or even more!

What Is a Tenancy Deposit Claim Breach

A breach is every time a new tenancy exists and the deposit is not protected, for example, if you sign a 6 month tenancy agreement and your landlord fails to protected your deposit for the first 6 months, your claim will be worth up to 3x the value of your deposit. However, if you sign a renewal for another 6 months or even 12 months, this will be classed as a 2nd breach if the landlord fails to protect your deposit for the renewal term of your tenancy… making it worth up to 6x the value of your deposit.

Here is an example...

You may have paid a £500 deposit back in 2017 when you first moved into the property and the original tenancy term is for 6 months. You end up staying at the property for 12 months. Your claim could be worth between £1,500 and £3,500.

Multi Breach Claims Notice:
Although we often have cases where the claim value is up to 6x or 9x the deposit value, the standard claim value for such cases is 1 to 3x the deposit value.

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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).
Tenancy Deposit Claims

Did your landlord fail to protect your deposit?

If any of the below apply to you, you may have a claim

Not Protected

If you know for certain the deposit you paid to your landlord was not protected, it is very likely you have a claim. All you need is your tenancy agreement to get started.

Protected Late

Even if your deposit was protected, if you suspect it was after 30 days of you making the payment, you may have a claim.

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.

Didn't Return Your Deposit

If your landlord has refused or been unable to return your deposit, it may be because the deposit was not placed in an approved protection scheme.

No Deposit Information 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 deposit was not protected correctly.

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.

This article is provided as a guide. Any information should be used for research purposes and not as the base for taking legal action. Tenant Angels does not provide legal advice and our content does not constitute a client-solicitor relationship.