Tenancy Deposit Claims Compensation
Our friendly and professional residential property disputes team are here to provide you with the expert advice you need and will act on your behalf to ensure that you receive everything that is owed to you. Call us today on 0 33 0404 6370 for immediate and confidential advice so that we can help to resolve your claim as quickly as possible.
All of our residential property specialists are accredited members of the Property Litigation Association, and have the high levels of expertise and experience that you should expect from your legal team.
Understanding your rights
The rights that you have as a tenant can often seem confusing and unclear but we will provide you with coherent and straightforward advice to help minimise your stress and worry.
When you pay a deposit for a rental property you landlord has 30 days to place it in one of three tenancy protection schemes:
- Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS)
- Deposit Protection Scheme (DPS)
- My Deposits
This is a legal requirement designed to prevent landlords using your money as income and to ensure it is readily available to you at the end of your tenancy.
Unfortunately, some landlords ignore their legal obligations, either by not protecting your deposit at all or protecting it too late i.e. after the 30-day deadline.
If your landlord has broken the law you can sue them for a sum that is up to four times your deposit. The figure decided on will be at the judge’s discretion but you may be entitled to more than you think. This is because you can sue your landlord for every instance that they have breached your agreement. Each time you renew your lease, your landlord has another 30 days to protect your deposit. Every time they fail to do so it is considered a different and separate breach, for which you can claim.
At Lupton Fawcett, we are accomplished, legal professionals who excel at what we do. With offices in Leeds, Sheffield and York, we have a reputation across the industry for working to the highest standards and delivering excellent results for clients throughout the UK.
We are well placed to provide you with the necessary support and guidance at all stages of your claim from the moment of your initial enquiry through to a successful conclusion, ensuring that you receive what you are rightfully owed as easily and quickly as possible.
If you believe that your landlord has broken the law, simply fill in the enquiry form on this page or call us in confidence now and speak to one of our legal team.