Special Procedure to Be Used for Deposit Penalty Claim

Should a landlord get a claim by a tenant for a failure to protect a deposit or give prescribed information, the tenant must follow a particular procedure. A simple small claim form (N1) may not be sufficient. Fox v Hill, Preston County Court, 21 January 2010, 9PR01873

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Deposits and Tenancy Deposit Schemes

Many landlords take a deposit from tenants to hold for the duration of the tenancy. When the tenant moves out, this is returned to the tenant less any deductions permitted: typically for damage (above fair wear and tear), additional cleaning, and cover any outstanding rent. Note: deposits can only be withheld if stipulated what the deposit is being held against in the contract.