Was the deposit covered by a rent deposit deed, signed and completed by both the landlord and tenant? Did the deed specifically state the funds were held on trust for the tenant?
Assuming so the tenant will need to inform the landlord's trustee in bankruptcy. The £10k should not form part of the bankrupt's estate.
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The rent deposit deed needs to be sent to the trustee in bankruptcy immediately.
The deposit is the tenant's money and cannot be appropriated by trustee in bankruptcy as part of the bankrupt's estate.