One in five renters don’t expect to see their security deposit again

New research by Slater + Gordon shows the level of on-going battles between landlord and tenant over their security deposit with just 41% of tenants receiving their full deposit back. Incredibly, 76% said they thought the process was unfair with nearly … Continue reading

One in six landlords fail to contest dispute rulings

It is claimed by the Deposit Protection Service that during 2014 one in six landlords that were required to submit evidence after agreeing to dispute resolution either, missed the deadline or provided no evidence… this means an automatic ruling in favour … Continue reading

Almost one in ten landlords in tenancy disputes

A recent survey of 500 investment property owners by an independent inventory company claims that just under ten percent of landlords experienced a tenant dispute in 2014 with two thirds opting to settle them in court. In 58 per cent of the … Continue reading

78% of withheld deposits are due to cleaning issues

Statistics recently released by my|deposits showed that where a landlord retained part of a deposit, 78% did so to pay for cleaning issues after the tenant had left the rented property. Damage to property, furniture and carpets were other key … Continue reading

Increased use of video in deposit dispute cases

It has recently been reported that an increasing number of landlords and property professionals are using video evidence in tenancy deposit dispute cases. According to my|deposits.co.uk, those involved in the private rented sector are increasingly beginning to see that “clear … Continue reading