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Hi thank you for your message, the deposit should be protected within a deposit protection scheme therefore if you have a dispute with the landlord over the deposit therefore, they should confirm the deposit protection scheme with which the deposit is secured. You can therefore, contact the scheme and dispute the matter with them. That said, in terms of your rights more generally the landlord can claim against damage to the property beyond wear and tear, however, the amount claimed should be reasonable and cannot exceed the deposit. I hope this helps, if you can please accept my answer and rate me 5 stars (in the top right of your screen) then Just Answer will credit me for helping you today.