Represent Law has obtained a judgment at Wandsworth County court against a landlord who failed to protect two joint tenants' deposit.
The landlord argued that the tenants weren't tenants but rather licensees and as such their deposit didn't need to be protected in accordance with the provisions of s.213 of the Housing Act 2004.
The judge dismissed the landlord's arguments and found that the claimants had exclusive possession, for a term and for a rent thereby meeting the requirement for a tenancy and as such any deposit taken needed to be protected.
The judge ordered the landlord to pay £3,660 in respect of the claim and £790 for costs.
If your landlord has not protected your tenancy deposit or if your landlord won't give your deposit back, contact Represent Law today.