Requesting Judgement where Arrears partly covered by Deposit with DPS
Hi, I have used Money Claim Online for 4 months arrears of rent the tenant has vacated). This has been issued to the defendants more than 14 days ago, who have not responded. Before requesting judgment, I just checked with the Deposit Protection Service who advise the judgment needs to include reference to partial settlement from the deposit in order for them to release this to me. Unfortunately, i now have learned that MCOL should not be used for where there is a deposit (my mistake as you cannot enter any details of the deposit you want to offset, so I should not have used the online version.
Does this mean I have lost my £105 fee and have to start again or can I somehow still get the judgment to refer to the deposit?
Thanks for your advice.
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