We have heard that the DPS arbitration service tends to favour the tenant, so were advised to go to court to get a judgement to say the DPS need to pay the landlord due to the clause covering arrears. Is the DPS arbitration fair?
It is generally thought that the DPS favours the tenant. Who should force them to look at their judgements?Last year I applied for a CCJ in a case rather than use the DPS arbitration scheme. Very recently after a 6 month wait I got a county court order which would, I thought pay me the deposit where tenants left owing rent and having caused damage to the let.
I emailed off the order to the DPS and no, the DPS are having none of it mainly because the wording is not as precise as they would like.
I have gone back to the court for advice on how to proceed and suggesting re- wording of the document as requested by the DPS.
Be prepared to put time and effort in if you go down this route.