From 6 April 2007, every residential landlord who took a deposit from a tenant was legally required to protect that deposit by sending it to one of three government approved deposit protection schemes. This was/is to stop landlords from using the deposit as income and to ensure that the deposit is protected when it comes to the end of the tenancy.
The housing tenancy deposit legislation states that if the landlord fails to register the deposit with one of the tenancy deposit schemes within 30 days of the date on which the deposit was provided by the tenant, or if your landlord failed to inform you where your deposit was registered within 30 days, then the landlord will be liable for a financial penalty of between 1 – 3 times the deposit paid.
At Smooth Commercial Law we are not a claims management company. We are a firm of experienced solicitors and have extensive experience of claims such as these. We are able to represent you throughout the duration of your claim ensuring that your claim is dealt with professionally and expeditiously.
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We also operate a no win no fee basis which means that should you lose your claim you will not be liable to us for anything. If you would like to speak with one of our team today, please contact us today and ask to speak with Mr. Scott Birchall Partner and Head of our Dispute Resolution team.