Represent Law has obtained a judgment of £10,300 against a London landlord today with £6,800 being awarded in respect of the claim and £3,500 for costs.
The landlord admitted liability for one tenancy but denied that it was possible in law for more than one s.214(4) penalties to be awarded for subsequent tenancies. The landlord further argued that her agent had taken the tenant's deposit money hence she had never received the tenant's deposit but had mode good the deposit shortfall and paid the deposit back to the tenant.
These arguments were swiftly dismissed by the judge who ordered multiple s.214(4) penalties and costs.
Again this is another solid results and once again shows that landlords are liable s.214(4) claims plus costs. If you have been in this situation and you need help, contact Represent Law today.