The Landlord and Tenant Act of 1985 outline the rights and duties of a tenant and landlord. If one of the two parties involved is found in breach of this act, legal action may be taken against them.
As part of the act, it is the landlord’s legal responsibility to ensure the protection of the tenant’s deposit. This Tenancy Deposit must be secured within 30 days of it being submitted by the tenant. Tenancy Deposits protection schemes provide tenants with security for their deposit at the end of the tenancy period.
If you believe you need legal advice on your Tenancy Deposit situation, you can fill out our form and one of our specialist solicitors will get back to you as soon as possible. You can also call our Tenant-Landlord team on 0161 436 0000 now for a free no-obligation consultation. Ask Legal will take away the difficulties and burdens of legal proceedings and shoulder all the responsibility and ensure you get your due compensation.
Deposit protection schemes
The British Government has launched three Deposit Protection Schemes and your landlord must protect your deposit with one of them, which are as follows:
– The Deposit Protection Service
– The Tenancy Deposit Scheme
If your landlord has failed to protect your deposit in line of the above schemes, you have the right to file for a claim which may result in you getting 1-3 times the value of your deposit in compensation. The amount of compensation also varies from case to case depending on the violations committed by the landlord or agency in charge of protecting the tenancy deposits.
Suppose your landlord has renewed the status of the tenancy agreement while the status of the previous deposit is still ambiguous. In that case, this is considered another violation by the landlord. This could add to the penalty severely.
If the Landlord fails to provide the registration details of your deposit within 30 days of the deposit transaction, you could also be entitled to compensation in certain cases after the conclusion of a successful legal procedure. This is because every subsequent breach of the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1985 increases the penalty.
If your deposit was not protected, you can fill out our form and one of our specialist solicitors will get back to you as soon as possible. You can also call our Tenant-Landlord team on 0161 436 0000 now for a free no-obligation consultation.
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