If you entered into most types of residential tenancy agreement with a landlord on or after 6 April 2007 for a property in England or Wales and paid a deposit, the landlord was obliged to pay this into a relevant deposit protection scheme.
From 6 April 2012, landlords were required to pay that deposit into a relevant scheme within 14 days and provide you with certain prescribed information within those 14 days. This is:
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As tenancy agreements are contracts, you must bring a claim for a breach of the above rules within six years of paying or agreeing to pay the deposit in most cases.
If you have paid a deposit within the last six years and your landlord has failed to pay it into a DPS and or provide you with the required information, you may have a claim for compensation and for the return of the full deposit. The compensation is capped at three times the deposit and so, if the deposit paid was £1,000, you can claim £3,000 in compensation and for the return of the £1,000 deposit totalling £4,000.
You are able to make such a claim yourself and Shelter have an excellent guide for how to do so . However, many people find representing themselves in litigation to be daunting or stressful and prefer to instruct a solicitor to assist them.
We offer our services on a no win no fee basis and will take a percentage of the amount you recover as a success fee towards our legal costs.