Deposits come in different forms, such a holding deposit paid by a prospective tenant or tenancy deposit paid in relation to a tenancy agreement.
Holding deposit disputes often arise due to a misunderstanding of the law on holding deposits, or the absence of written terms which clearly set out how the holding deposit will be treated.
Tenancy deposit disputes can arise for a number of reasons, such as the late protection of a tenancy deposit paid in relation to an assured shorthold tenancy or occupation contract, disputed damages and many other reasons.
Our team specialise in dealing with deposit issues relating to residential tenancies in England and Wales.
Common deposit matters we deal with are:
- Defending a claim made against a landlord or agent under s.214 of the Housing Act 2004 (failure to comply with the tenancy deposit scheme)
- Defending a claim made against a landlord or agent under Schedule 5 of the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 (failure to comply with the tenancy deposit scheme)
- Damage disputes (Dilapidations)
- ADR (alternative dispute resolution)
- Seeking a court order for tenancy deposit to be released to the landlord or agent
You can contact our experts for advice on what action and remedies may be available and how we can help.
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