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Hollo my landlord has not put my deposit in a deposit skeme what

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my landlord has not put my deposit in a deposit skeme
what can i do?
Also i paid a month upfront and i paid key money
is key money legal
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Ash replied 3 years ago.

Alex Watts :

Hello Sarah my name is Alex and I will help you with this.

Alex Watts :

How do you know it has not been protected, does the Landlord admit this?

JACUSTOMER-bakf49k8- : Yes when i asked she said she kno nothing about it
Alex Watts :

You need to write to your Landlord and ask that she protect it within 14 days otherwise say you will go to Court.

Alex Watts :

If she refuses then you can issue proceedings.

Alex Watts :

You are entitled to compensation of x3 the deposit.

Alex Watts :

If they do not then you can issue proceedings in the County Court. You can either do this online at: or by completing form N1 and take it to your local County Court.

Alex Watts :

The Court will then issue a claim which a copy will be sent to the Defendant who will have a limited time to defend it, if not you can enter Judgment and enforce.

If the matter is defended it will be set down for a trial. If the claim is for £10,000 or less it will be a small claim and you will not need representation.

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

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