Tenant Deposit dispute & deposit deducts: Introduction Tenant Deposit dispute & deposit deducts: Introduction After the tenant has successfully paid the deposit, the landlord needs to protect the deposit in a government-backed tenant deposit protection scheme. Even if the tenant has paid part of the deposit and not paid the remainder promised deposit you must protect within 30 days what you have received. Many landlords make the mistake: Waiting for the remainder of the deposit and wrongly assume the 30 days start from the time they have received all of the deposit. The landlord to help the tenant has agreed for the tenant to pay the full deposit over a few months. And wrongly assumed they did not have to protect the deposit they had received. It is best not to agree for the deposit to be paid over a few months. It causes a headache and problems further down the line. The landlord has 30 days to protect the deposit and give the tenant: The deposit prescribed information The Deposit Certificate By not giving the tenant the above 2 documents will mean you will not be able to serve a section 21 notice on the tenant. The strict sanctions over the […] read more