Tenancy Deposit Claims

Landlords have an obligation to pay deposits received from tenants into a deposit protection scheme.

The law states that every landlord who takes a deposit from a tenant has to protect that deposit by lodging it with one of 3 tenancy deposit protection schemes

The basis for this requirement is to stop Landlords utilising a Tenants deposit monies as income elsewhere and to make it easier to obtain the return of your deposit when a Tenancy comes to an end.

The Claim

If a landlord fails to lodge the deposit with one of the 3 tenancy protection within 30 days of the date on which the deposit was provided by the Tenant the landlord will be subject to a penalty of between 1-3 times the amount of deposit paid.

Landlords continue to ignore the law in this regard and to assist Tenants (we do not act for Landlords) McKay’s Solicitors Ltd has a team of experienced lawyers operating on cases around the UK enforcing Tenants rights against landlords and obtaining compensation on behalf of Tenants from Landlords who have failed to comply with their obligations.

To find out if you may be entitled to claim if you can answer yes to the following two questions then you be entitled to claim compensation

Are you renting or have you rented property in the last 6 years?

Did you or someone on your behalf pay a deposit to the landlord for your tenancy?

If you have answered yes then complete the simple claims questionnaire that you can find here and email it back to us at tenancyclaims@mckayssolicitors.com

We will advise you by return if you have a valid claim or not.



Our review of the claim questionnaire is free.

All claims are dealt with under “No Win No Fee” agreements and the work is conducted by an experienced firm of Solicitors from start to finish.

No payment is required at the outset to start your claim.

You will also be offered After the Event Insurance for increased protection against any adverse costs.

Deposit Claim Questionnaire

Please try and compete this form fully as the more information we have the quicker we can decide if you have a valid claim and start working towards obtaining your proper compensation