At Barrister-Direct, we know that moving into a new property can be daunting, if you’ve saved up for your deposit you want that deposit protecting and most importantly returning. If your tenancy is or was 6 months or longer and your Landlord failed to protect your deposit, then you can seek compensation, as they placed your money at risk.
To check whether you are eligible to make a claim, book your free, no obligation telephone consultation or complete our contact form to start your claim.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Under law, your Landlord is required to protect your deposit in one of three government-backed schemes. This means, that they must physically put your deposit in one of these schemes, to ensure that nothing happens to it. If they didn’t do this, they risked your money and risked losing it, meaning that, you are liable for compensation.
There are three websites that you can check your deposit on. These are:
Law requires your landlord, to protect your deposit within 30 days of you paying it. If they didn’t do that, then you can still make a claim, regardless of whether they later deposited it.
There is no single answer to this, however, at Barrister-Direct, we aim to conclude all claims of this nature, within 4-6 months.
If your landlord failed to protect your deposit, the court must, not may, award you compensation between one and three times the value of your deposit. This means, that if your deposit was £600, you could get up to £2,400 in compensation.