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« on: February 15, 2021, 02:01:44 PM »

5th month of our tenancy , deposit not protected. We didnít even realize landlord has to do that in 30 days. If he will pay , can we still get back 3 months ammount from him as he did it so late and kept our money unprotected for such a long time?
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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2021, 02:32:15 PM »

I am pretty sure you need to do this at the end of the tenancy. It is up to 3 times the deposit back, not a guarantee.
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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2021, 04:18:30 PM »

You can sue during the tenancy. Whether you really want to annoy the landlord while you're still living there is a question for youself.

The penalty is between one and three times the amount of the deposit in England and Wales. I think it's up to three times the deposit in Scotland, i.e. the court can award zero though that's unlikely if it wasn't protected at all.
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