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midsey
02-02-2009, 12:10 PM
Does the property agency have to tell you exact details of where and what deposit scheme the deposit is in, in also wary that my agency didn't use one, could be something else i can claim for? any advice much appreciated im hanging on thread at min as to where and what to do????

redex
02-02-2009, 18:43 PM
Thought this might be useful to you -

Tenants can make an application to a County Court under Housing Act 2004 if they believe that their deposit is not being safeguarded, or where they have not been given the prescribed information about the scheme in which the deposit is safeguarded within 14 days of the landlord receiving the deposit.

Where the court is satisfied that the landlord has failed to comply with these requirements, or the deposit is not being held in an authorised scheme, the court must either order the landlord to repay the deposit within 14 days of the making of the order, or order the landlord to pay the deposit to the custodial scheme administrator.

The court must also order the landlord to pay the tenant three times the deposit amount within 14 days of the making of the order.