According to laws introduced in 2007, it is expected of your landlord to place your tenancy deposit into a secure scheme. This scheme was brought into practice to bring more transparency within the housing and rental market. The government has backed three different deposit protection schemes.
If your tenancy was an assured short-hold tenancy. It is a legal requirement for your landlord to protect your deposit within 30 days of receiving it. Failing to comply with this means there are two possible sanctions.
- Your landlord cannot terminate your tenancy or regain possession of the property.
- You can apply to a county court and regain compensation which ranges from 1 to 3 times the amount of your deposit.
If your landlord has failed to put your tenancy deposit in a protection scheme within 30 days you are in a position to take your landlord to court and claim compensation amounting to 1 – 3 times the amount of your deposit or a full refund on your tenancy deposit.
You can claim compensation if your Landlord breaks tenancy deposit protection rules:
- Takes too long to place your tenancy deposit in a protection scheme
- Does not provide you with information in regards to your tenancy deposit protection scheme
- Does not place your tenancy deposit in a protection scheme
If your deposit was protected you may still be enetitled to compensation as your landlord may not have protected it within 30 days or provided prescribed information failure to do both could entitle you to tenancy deposit compensation. To find out more contact one of our expert tenancy deposit claim solicitors on 0161 835 2446.
If you have failed to place the tenancy deposit in a secure scheme. Our expert solicitor can advise you of the legal options available to you. call us on 0161 835 2446 to speak to an expert solicitor.
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