Get your Deposit back

Brearleys Solicitors can pursue compensation for tenants if their landlord has failed to protect their deposit in an authorised scheme.

This can be funded by a no win no fee agreement.

It is standard practice for most landlords to ask for a deposit from new tenants, in order to secure the tenancy on their property before you move in. Landlords must follow certain procedures when it comes to receiving and returning, a tenant’s deposit.

In accordance with the Housing Act 2004, your Landlord must when receiving a deposit:

  1. Protect your deposit in an authorised scheme within 14 days of receipt for deposits received from 6 April 2007;
  2. Protect your deposit in an authorised scheme within 30 days of receipt for deposits received from 6 April 2012; and,
  3. Provide you with Prescribed Information about where your deposit is protected and how the tenancy deposit protection scheme operates.

If you believe your Landlord has not complied with the above, you may be eligible for up to 4 times the amount of your deposit in compensation.

If you wish to discuss a potential claim, please contact our specialist Hayley Walker on 01484404024 or by email at hayleywalker@brearleyssolicitors.com