Tenancy Deposit Claims

Reclaim Your Tenancy Deposit.

Claim your deposit and additional compensation from non-compliant landlords. Recover up to three times your deposit.
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Understanding Your Tenancy Deposit Claim.

Navigate the essentials of claiming back your tenancy deposit, from understanding your landlord’s legal responsibilities to initiating a compensation claim for non-compliance.

Your landlord has a legal obligation to protect the money you entrusted to them
Landlords are expected to use one of three Tenancy Deposit Protection schemes (TDPs) designed to protect tenants’ deposits
In England and Wales, the three approved providers are: The Deposit Protection Service, My Deposits and The Tenancy Deposit Scheme
A landlord cannot terminate the tenancy or regain possession of the property if they fail to comply with deposit protection
Landlords must protect the deposit and provide tenant with proof within 30 days
If a landlord has failed to protect your deposit, you could be eligible to claim compensation – up to 3x your original deposit

Since its inception in 2007, the Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme (TDP) has played a crucial role in strengthening tenant security.

Its goal is to create a fairer system, significantly lowering the risk of landlords unjustly withholding deposits at the end of a tenancy.

Your Path to Expert Legal Consultation.

Embark on a streamlined journey towards professional legal advice, where each step is designed for clarity, convenience, and comprehensive support.

Simple Online Form

Quickly fill out our form and submit your tenancy agreement to begin.



We’ll negotiate for you, aiming for maximum compensation prior to a pre-court settlement.


Regular Updates

Stay informed – we’ll reach out with updates or if more information is needed for your case.


No Financial Risk

As a Barings Law client, there are no upfront fees, and you owe nothing if your claim isn’t successful.

Frequently Asked Questions.

We’ve answered some of our most Frequently Asked Questions below, but if you have a question that we have not answered, please feel free to book a one-on-one consultation with one of our experts, give us a call on 0161 200 9960, or click on the webchat icon at the bottom right hand side of this page.

What do I have to pay Barings Law for a successful claim?

The first thing to remember is that we work on a no-win no-fee basis so, if we don’t win a claim on your behalf, you don’t have to pay anything. We would only take a fee upon completion of your claim and your landlord paying compensation to you.

If we do win a tenancy deposit claim for you, we take a fee of 35% plus VAT.

Can I make a claim for compensation myself?

You do not have to use the services of a law firm to represent you and you are entitled to make a claim for compensation yourself by contacting your landlord directly.

However, enlisting the help of Barings Law means you take the hassle and stress out of lodging your claim for your tenancy deposit going unprotected.

We have successfully fought for compensation for tens of thousands of clients so far and, once we have collected the necessary information and associated documentation, such as any receipts and your tenancy agreement, we can take care of everything for you.

When will I receive my compensation?

We will look to achieve the best result possible for you and, more often than not, this includes the defendant, in this case your landlord, making a compensation payout to you without the need for a court hearing. Once you have accepted a satisfactory offer, it should take approximately six to eight weeks for you to receive the compensation.

Can I cancel my claim?

You are, of course, free to cancel your claim at any stage of the process. However, please bear in mind that doing so may leave you liable to repay any costs and disbursements accrued in our legal team’s preparation of your case if your cancellations falls outside of the 14-day cooling off period. Regardless of the stage your claim is at, or the progress made, we would always advise seeing the case through to its conclusion as, if your claim does not result in you receiving a payout, there’s nothing for you to pay.

Do I receive my compensation via bank transfer or cheque?

Funds are usually transferred to our customers by means of a BACS payment. However, we are happy to issue your compensation payment via a cheque if you would prefer.

What are the grounds for my compensation claim against my landlord?

As a tenant, you are entitled to have the deposit you paid to your landlord protected. They have a legal requirement to put your money in a deposit protection scheme. Failing to do so, or do so within 30 days of you paying it, means they haven’t taken adequate care of your money and they will be subject to sanctions.

A successful compensation claim could leave landlords liable to pay up to three times the value of the deposit they received.

What is the process for making my tenancy deposit claim?

Once you have provided us with your details and paperwork (such as a copy of your tenancy agreement and a receipt for your deposit) we will handle your claim.

Our legal team will prepare a claim for you, as well as contacting the landlord on your behalf. All communications and negotiation with them will be taken care of so you won’t have to worry about a thing.

We’ll always act in your best interests and keep you updated regularly throughout your time as our client.

We will look to achieve the best result possible for you, and encourage your landlord to make a satisfactory offer of compensation to you without the need for court proceedings that not only add to the cost of a claim but also extend its duration.

If a court hearing is required, it is highly unlikely that you would be called to give evidence.

Is there a time limit to make a claim?

Yes, the standard time limit for claims of this type is six years from the date that a reason for making a claim has arisen. In the case of a tenancy deposit claim, the time limit is six years from the date you paid your deposit.

Where can I find more information on Barings Law’s previous work?

We have a highly successful track record and have helped tens of thousands of customers claim compensation for a number of reasons, such as instances of the mis-selling of financial products or services, or for the distress caused by confidential data being stolen via cybersecurity breaches.

Our legal team are experts in maximising compensation claims for our customers, and while we take care of everything for you, we aim to keep you updated regularly.

I’m a landlord who failed to protect my tenant’s deposit. What should I do?

If you have failed in your obligations as a landlord, you should seek advice about the options open to you.

Our expert solicitors can mediate if you are involved in a dispute with your tenant and help you to reach an amicable settlement.

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