Landlords are required to put your deposit in a government-backed tenancy deposit scheme (TDP) if you rent your home on an assured shorthold tenancy that started after 6 April 2007.
This ensures that you receive your deposit back provided that you;
At the end of your tenancy your landlord must return your deposit within 10 days of you both agreeing on how much money you will have returned, however this is usually where disputes arise.
Landlords will deduct from the deposit for a variety of reasons including;
Landlords cannot however, make deductions for disrepair that was their responsibility. These include;
The structure of the property which includes
Duncan Lewis landlord & tenant solicitors can also advise on alternatives to court action against a landlord, including help from the local council and dispute resolution.
Our team of Duncan Lewis housing solicitors can advise tenants in housing matters including disputes with the landlord involving tenancy deposits. Duncan Lewis will also fight for any damages a tenant may be owed as a result of a landlord failing to carry out repairs to a rented property.
For expert legal advice on Landlord Dispute matters including Tenancy Deposit Disputes, call Duncan Lewis Housing Solicitors in confidence on 0333 772 0409.