11. Court action if your tenancy deposit wasn't protected
If your landlord didn't protect your deposit in a tenancy deposit protection scheme within 30 days, you can take your landlord to court to claim:
- a refund of your tenancy deposit
- compensation of between 1 and 3 times the value of your tenancy deposit
This only applies if your tenancy was an assured shorthold tenancy.
Find out how to claim tenancy deposit compensation