To protect tenants from their landlords, there is an act in law called the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1985. This act outlines the rights and duties of both the tenant and landlord. If one of the two parties involved is found in breach of this act, legal action may be taken against them.
Tenants are some of the least represented people in society, so Ask Legal work hard to make sure tenants have all the available tools and support needed to get what they are owed by their landlord, which could come in the form of compensation.
It is always best to seek legal advice to make sure your claim is as easy as possible. Here at Ask Legal, we make sure all the hard work is done by people who specialise in housing law, so you don’t have to worry about it being difficult. Fill out our form, or call our housing team on 0161 436 0000 now for a free consultation.
Can I claim compensation for my Tenancy Deposit situation?
Your landlord must have protected your deposit within 30 days of you paying.
If your landlord renewed the status of the tenancy agreement while the status of the previous deposit is still unknown, this is considered another violation by the landlord. This could increase your compensation.
If your landlord didn’t provide the details of your deposit within 30 days of the deposit transaction, you may also be entitled to compensation.
Your landlord must have protected your deposit through one of the three government backed deposit protection schemes. The schemes are:
– The Deposit Protection Service
– The Tenancy Deposit Scheme
If you aren’t sure which scheme was used, give us a call and we’ll try and help you find out.
How much compensation could I claim?
It depends on which violations your landlord did and how many they made. It works in a stacked way, so the more violations they made, the more you could claim. To put it simply, you could claim up to 3 times the value of your deposit back in compensation.
If your deposit wasn’t protected, fill out our form and our housing law team will get back to you as soon as possible. You can also call our housing law team on 0161 436 0000 now for a free no-obligation consultation.
The Tenant Helpline: Tenancy Deposit Support Team
The Tenant Helpline is a trading theme of Ask Legal Solicitors. The Tenant Helpline is a friendly pro-tenant legal team created to help the tenant underdog get the compensation they deserve from their landlords for their tenancy deposit situation.
As The Tenant Helpline was specifically created to help tenants, we understand the challenges and difficulties that come with renting a property., including tenancy deposit scheme issues. Our team of legal experts is dedicated to providing top-notch service to all our clients.
We strive to ensure that every tenant is treated fairly and has their rights protected. Our goal is to provide our clients with the support and guidance they need to navigate their tenancy deposit situations, and we are committed to delivering the best possible outcome for our clients.
When you come to us for help, you can be assured that you will receive a friendly, pro-tenant service that is tailored to your specific needs.
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