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Tenancy Deposit Claims

If you have rented a property, then you will in all likelihood have paid a deposit to your landlord. The law states that your landlord must protect your deposit within 30 days with one of the 3 government approved tenancy deposit schemes, namely: The Deposit Protection Service; The Tenancy Deposit Scheme; or MyDeposits. If your landlord has not protected your deposit with one of these services and within 30 days, then you may have a valid claim.

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What is a Tenancy Deposit Claim?

If your landlord does not protect your deposit with one of the 3 government approved tenancy deposit schemes within 30 days of receiving the deposit from you, then you could claim between 1 and 3 times the value of your deposit.

Your landlord must also provide you with the ‘prescribed information’ regarding the deposit protection which includes a copy of the deposit protection certificate.

Unfortunately, not all landlords take their tenancy deposit obligations seriously and often fail to comply with the tenancy deposit protection rules. This could be by not providing you with the prescribed information, protecting your deposit too late or even not protecting it at all. If you fall into any of these categories, then you may be entitled to claim compensation.

How Do I Know If My Landlord Protected My Deposit?

As stated above, your landlord must provide you with the ‘prescribed information’ regarding the deposit protection. Your landlord must do this within 30 days of receiving the deposit from you. The ‘prescribed information’ would include full details of the deposit protection scheme that your deposit has been paid into as well as a copy of the deposit protection certificate.

Our expert team can assist you in making the necessary checks to see if your deposit has been protected. Should you wish to check yourself then you can do so on the websites of the 3 tenancy deposit schemes:

However, if you would like our expert assistance in establishing if your landlord has met their legal obligations regarding your tenancy deposit, then please contact our team today to request a free claim assessment where we can discuss your personal circumstances further.

How Much Compensation Can I Receive for a Tenancy Deposit Claim?

Your tenancy agreement must have been signed within the last 6 years – so if you feel you have a valid tenancy deposit claim then you should act now. With regards to the level of compensation, this can be anything from 1 – 3 times the value of your deposit depending upon the circumstances surrounding your tenancy. We can also assist you in recovering your deposit if this has been unreasonably retained by your landlord.

Making a Tenancy Deposit Claim

Making a tenancy deposit claim could not be easier. Here’s how it works:

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Request a free claim assessment to find out if you’re eligible to make a claim.

If you choose to instruct us, our solicitors will collect evidence before submitting your claim.


When negotiating with the defendant, we will seek to obtain maximum compensation.


When your claim is settled, we ensure you receive your compensation as soon as possible.

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Complete your details and one of our tenancy deposit claim experts will assess your claim.

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