We work with tenants who want to know how to get their deposit back from landlord but have encountered difficulties. In particular we focus on the few "Rogue," landlords there are who despite our clients best efforts refuse to repay the deposit back to them.
We find that in some of these instances the deposit has not been protected in accordance with the strict rules of the Housing Act 2004 or in some instances the deposit was not protected at all.
These are the two types of cases we specialise in.
To begin the process of getting your deposit back from your landlord, we will contact them and ask them to repay the deposit or alternatively provide strict proof that they have lodged the deposit in accordance with the rules of the Housing Act 2004.
If your landlord has not lodged your deposit in accordance with the strict rules of the Housing Act 2004 or otherwise has not adhered to the rules regarding the provision of information relating to the deposit you may be entitled to reclaim your tenant deposit in full plus between 1 and 3 times the amount of your deposit as compensation.
If your deposit is not protected you are in a strong position as landlords in most cases don't want to go to Court and face the prospect of Court Costs, their legal costs and the very real prospect of paying not only the deposit back to you but also between 1 and 3 times the rent as compensation and also your costs.
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