There’s no better way to overcome problems at end of tenancy than by simply discussing things with your tenants directly. When it comes to returning the deposit around 99 per cent are returned either in full or, more importantly with a deduction that’s been agreed by the tenant.
For the remaining one per cent of cases when the landlord and tenant cannot agree, the deposit protection schemes offer a free and impartial dispute resolution service. In the unlikely event that you face a formal deposit dispute, it’s vital that you provide robust evidence to support your claims to deposit deductions.
Remember, the dispute adjudicators are only able to consider your claim based on the evidence you submit.
Improve your chances of success
You can make life easier by reading a new set of how to claim guides created by the professionally qualified adjudicators from the award-winning deposit protection scheme, my|deposits.
The guides have been created specifically to make it easier to prepare disputes based on the most common causes:
- general cleaning costs
- damages and redecoration
- items that have gone missing at the end of the tenancy.
Importantly, the guides break down the different types of documentation you need to submit as evidence. They offer insight into how an adjudicator will view your evidence and make their decision.
So keep all this in mind, read the guides here and ensure you prepare as thoroughly as possible; otherwise you might lose a dispute that you should have won.