Tenancy Deposit Claims

We work on a no win no fee basis

We work on a no win no fee basis

Have you rented a property from a landlord or letting agent and paid a deposit within the last 6 years?

If yes you could be entitled to significant amount in compensation.

Did you know the 2004 housing act places a legal obligation on the landlord or letting agent to:-

  1. Register the deposit in a government approved and authorised scheme within 30 days from the receipt of the deposit.
  2. Provide you the tenant with written notice/information within the 30 days  of receiving the deposit from you.

Please note you will be entitled to pursue a claim if any one of the conditions listed below have been breached:-

  1. The landlord/agent failed to register the deposit in an authorised scheme.
  2. The landlord/agent failed to register the deposit within the first 30 days.
  3. the landlord/agent failed to provide you with written notice/information within the 30 days  of receiving the deposits from you.
  4. The landlord/agent initially registered the deposit but then later removes the deposit.
  5. The landlord/agent extended your tenancy agreement but failed to protect your deposit.

Please note our professional, experienced and friendly team of solicitors will provide 100% free, no win no fee advice on your tenancy deposit claim.

Why use liberty claims:-

  1. We provide 100% free no win no fee advice. It will not cost you a penny so why wait therefore please contact us today.
  2. We provide honest, clear and easy to understand advice.
  3. We work with professional firm of  solicitors who have all the necessary expertise and experience to win the case for you.
  4.  We are always available to answer any questions you may have.
  5.  We will keep you regularly updated with the progress of your claim.

How much is my claim worth:-

If you are successful you will recover the full original deposit you paid and between 1 – 3 times paid for each breach. Only once we have full details of your claim and conducted our enquires will we be in a position to value your claim accurately.

Funding your case

We will pursue your claim on a no win no fee basis.

This means that you do not have to pay any legal fees to us if your claim does not succeed.

We will discuss this further with you if you decide to instruct us.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I have a claim or not?

Quite simply, if your tenancy deposit was not placed in one of three government protection schemes then you have a claim.

If your landlord did place your deposit in one of the protection schemes, they must have done it within 30 days, if they didn’t you still have a claim.

How much is my claim worth?

You are able to claim between 1-3x your deposit per breach.

For example if your deposit was £600 and you had one breach (one 12 month tenancy) the claim could be worth between £600 – £1,800.

If you had multiple tenancies in the same property with a £600 deposit (renewed 12 month agreement every year for three years) the claim could be worth between £1,800 – £5,400.

How does it work?

If you think you have a claim, we’ll ask to see a copy of your tenancy agreement* and check to see a deposit was paid and not protected (or within 30 days).

After these checks we will ask you to complete a short questionnaire to collect anymore information that we need.

How do I check if my deposit is protected or not?

All we need to see is a copy of your tenancy agreement and we’ll be able to check if your deposit was protected with one of the three government protection schemes.

Alternatively if you would like to check yourself, all you need to do is enter your tenancy details (postcode, start date and deposit amount) in to these three websites:

Deposit Protection Service

Tenancy Deposit Scheme

My Deposits

My landlord told me my deposit is protected?

If your deposit was protected you should have received a pack with a certificate from one of the three government protection schemes (My Deposits, Deposit Protection Service or The Dispute Service).

If you did not receive any information about your protected deposit then it most likely is not protected. We would recommend checking with ourselves.

My deposit was protected.

If you have a certificate to prove your deposit was protected then it is still worth checking that it was protected within 30 days of the landlord receiving it. If it wasn’t protected until after 30 days have passed, you have a claim.

I’m living in the property now.

You can make a claim against your landlord while you are living in the property. If you would prefer to leave the claim until after you have moved home, we would recommend contacting us now so we can gather the evidence and hold it on file. You can make a claim against your landlord up to 6 years after the deposit was paid.

I’m no longer living in the property.

All you need is a copy of your tenancy agreement and proof that deposit was paid and we can start our checks to see if you have a claim.

My deposit was paid more than 6 years ago.

If you started the tenancy agreement more than 6 years ago then you can not make a claim against that specific deposit, however, if you started a new tenancy agreement or changed to a periodic tenancy agreement (i.e new 12 month contract or rolling 1 month contract) within the last 6 years then you can make a claim against each one of those new contracts.

I’m in rent arrears.

We would discuss with you if the potential claim size is more or less than the arrears. If the deposit claim is smaller than the arrears then unfortunately your claim does not fit our criteria to proceed.

I don’t have any evidence of paying the deposit.

To move forward with your claim we need to see evidence that a deposit was paid. This could be one of the following; noted in the tenancy agreement, a receipt, a bank statement showing bank transfer.

I left the tenancy agreement early.

If you left the tenancy agreement early and the landlord approved the contract termination then we can pursue your claim. If you left the tenancy early and the landlord is owed rent, we would not advise pursuing the claim as the rent arrears may be more than your potential claim valuation.

How much does this cost me?

It costs nothing to check if you have a claim or not, we provide all advise and checks for free. If you have a claim and would like to proceed we offer a no win-no fee agreement but will deduct 25% plus VAT from any monies that you receive.

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