[[Add your address]
[Add the date]
[Add your landlord’s address]
Dear [Add your landlord’s name],
Letter before action: Failure to return my deposit for [add address of property]
I am the former [delete one: tenant/licensee] of the above address. My [delete one: tenancy/licence] started on [add date] and ended on [add date].
The property was left in good order and the rent was fully paid to the end of my agreement.
I am writing concerning the deposit of [add amount] I paid to you on [add date] as a security against my obligations under the terms of my agreement.
I wrote to you on [add date] to request that you refund the full amount of my deposit to me within 10 days. I attach a copy of my letter.
To date, my deposit has not been refunded. I therefore request that, within 14 days of receiving this letter, you pay me the sum of [add amount] being the amount of the deposit paid to you.
If I do not receive payment or a substantial response from you by [add date allowing 14 days from receipt of your letter], I will issue court proceedings in the county court without further notice.
I reserve the right to include a claim for interest on the amount of the unreturned deposit.
I will also be asking for an order to cover my costs. I will be relying on court rules for pre-action conduct that say you may have to pay more in costs if you ignore this letter.
[Add your name]
Contact telephone number: [Add your phone number]