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Ending your tenancy

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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