Represent Law has obtained £12,000 in an out of court settlement for a client in a pre-trial settlement.
The tenant was a joint tenant for 6 different tenancies at a property. The joint deposit was not protected properly in a deposit protection scheme with only one of the three joint tenants named on the deposit protection information. Also the tenant was never given the Prescribed Information.
The landlord's solicitors tried to argue that the tenant could only claim for 1 tenancy and not six and that any s.214(4) deposit penalty should be limited only to the claimant's "share" of the deposit.
Proceedings were issued and Represent's arguments were accepted by the landlord's solicitors who agreed to settle the claim for £9,000 and £3,000 for costs.
This is another excellent result and we are delighted to have helped the tenant obtain justice.
If you have been in a similar position, contact Represent Law today to see if you can also make a deposit protection claim.