Join the Residential Landlords Association

Member Forums - Report Post

If you wish for the RLA to contact you regarding this report please remember to provide contact details.

Please Note: - This facility is for reporting of abuse or other breaches of the forum rules. Please do not use this facility to reply to the post as your response will not appear here - to reply please use the quote option.
  1. Please do not post RLA enquiries in these forums. Any enquiries should be sent to info@rla.org.uk.
  2. Please note that the initial message in any forum conversation on this website is viewable by the public.
  3. For security reasons, please do not include your membership number within the title or body of your forum post.
  4. You must not include any personal details relating to your tenants, such as their names and addresses, in your postings.
  5. You must not use the forums to advertise your service or business. Please use the RLA's suppliers guide for all advertising purposes.
  6. Any content deemed as advertising, inappropriate or does not meet the RLA's code of conduct will be removed from the forums.
  7. The RLA cannot be held responsible for any posts made in these forums by non-RLA staff
Report a post:
Land Lady said: Posted on: 23/04/2018 18:25

If the deposit for a tenancy was provided by the council under a Landlord's Deposit scheme, where the Council, landlord and tenant signed, the "Deposit is to idemnify the landlord against damage caused to property or content by the tenant.
The Landlord is to return such part of the deposit as is not retained to cover damages caused to property. If the tenant is re-housed by the Council then this deposit should be returned to the Council. If the tenant voluntarily moves to alternative accommodation, without the assistance of the Council, then the Deposit should be returned to the tenant.
QUESTION IS:

  1. If lanlord didn't protect the deposit but there are rent arrears, can he offset the amount of the deposit againstthe arrears?
  2. If S8 is served on tenant, can the tenant counterclaim for non-protection of deposit, if they didn't contribute to it at all?
  3. Will returning the deposit to Council pursuade the Judge to lessen the penalty of 3 times the deposit?
  4. To whom should the deposit be returned?

Landlord & Investment Show London Olympia 2019
Residently
99 Homes
John Pye Auctions