Represent Law has obtained a pre-trial settlement of £21,922 for four former tenants in a deposit protection claim under s.214(4) of the Housing Act 2004.
The tenants vacated the property and despite the landlord's promises that he would return the deposit, he didn't leading the tenants to seek legal advice from Represent Law who discovered that their deposit had never been protected.
The landlord defended stating that he had a disrepair claim and the tenants had agreed to settle the claim by using the deposit to pay the last month's rent. Represent Law challenged this defence and achieved a settlement of £16,716 for the claim and £5,206 for costs.
This is a fantastic result and again shows that tenants have significant powers to seek redress. If you are in the same position, contact Represent Law today to see if we can help you with your renting problems.