Represent obtains 3x deposit protection penalty settlement and return of tenancy for client in london totalling £4,000
Represent Law has obtained an out-of-court settlement of £4,000 for a former tenant of a property in London.
The tenant rented a room in a HMO in London and paid a tenancy deposit of £1,000 which was not protected in a government-backed deposit protection scheme. Also the tenant's deposit wasn't returned to her after she moved out of the property.
Represent Law issued court proceedings and the landlord defended the proceedings stating that the tenant's deposit didn't need to be protected since she had a "license to occupy" and not a tenancy and hence her deposit didn't need to be protected.
After obtaining legal advice, the landlord settled the claim in full in an out-of-court settlement.
Once again, Represent Law is delighted that we have secured the maximum 3x settlement for our client and the license to occupy argument was clearly a sham. This shows that landlords face serious consequences if they fall to comply with their legal obligations and not protect tenants' deposits.
If you have been the victim of a rogue landlord and would like to see if you can make a claim against your landlord, contact Represent Law today.