Letting Agent under liquadation
The tenancy is about to end on the 4th of October, and when I contacted the letting agent, the shop was closed and all phones were dead. I was told that the agent is no longer trading.
The deposit is registered with Tenancy Deposit Scheme which is run by The Dispute service.
I have asked the TDS if I could ask for the deposit to be returned so that I can protect it using the Custodial based scheme. I cannot get hold of the letting agent so will need to raise a claim with the insurance. I was told that they cannot get involve until after the tenancy ends and they can only return the deoposit once the tenants have vacated the property.
My problem is I want to re-new the contract and is the deposits still protected eventhough the agent who is the TDS member cannot be found under the new contract? What do I need to put on the new tenancy agreement with respect to deposit.
Can you please advice if I have the obligation to compensate the tenants or how to re-claim the deposit from the agent.
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