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Our Specialist Team of Housing Solicitors have been advising Residential Tenants on all aspects of their Tenancies for many years. It is not uncommon for a dispute to arise from a tenancy and Tenants often turn to us for advice on their rights. Whatever your concern, our Housing Solicitors are on hand to assist you with your problem. 

Tenancy deposit disputes

Here at Hodgkinsons Solicitors, Skegness, our Dispute Resolution Specialists can offer expert advice in the area of tenancy deposits. We can advise you on the steps to take to claim compensation if your Landlord has failed to protect your deposit in accordance with the Deposit Regulations.

Landlords usually request that new Tenants pay a deposit before they move in. However, there are specific procedures which a Landlord must follow when receiving a Tenant’s deposit. The law requires Landlords to place your tenancy deposits into a Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme until it is returned to you when your tenancy terminates. Within 30 days of receiving your deposit, your Landlord should provide you with a copy of your ‘Deposit Protection Certificate’ and ‘Prescribed Information’ and if they fail to do so, you will be entitled to compensation.

Our Dispute Resolution Specialists are experts in Landlord and Tenant Law and can assist you with any of the following areas:

  • If your deposit was not protected;
  • If you did not receive your ‘Deposit Protection Certificate’ and/or ‘Prescribed Information’ within 30 days of paying your deposit;
  • If you did not receive your deposit back when your tenancy terminated.

No matter how small or large the value of your deposit was, we can help you to reclaim what you are owed. As a Tenant you are legally entitled to receive between 1 and 3 times the value of your deposit in addition to the return of your agreed sum. Please remember that the limitation period for such claims is 6 years regardless of whether or not you are still living at the property in question.


At Hodgkinsons we are happy to assist with Tenancy Deposit Disputes from the initial stages through to settlement on a No Win No Fee basis. Therefore, if you do not win your case, you do not pay our professional charges and expenses. Our Specialist Team can offer you a free initial consultation regarding your case. They will advise you on the process involved and will also explain the No Win No Fee Arrangement to you.

Alternatively, our Specialist Team are able to provide legal advice on an hourly rate basis to Landlords who are faced with a Deposit Regulations Claim.  

Whether you are Landlord or Tenant located in Lincoln, Grimsby, Hull or anywhere in the UK, contact our Specialist Team on 01754 897150 to find out more about how we can help you. You can also choose to make an enquiry online and a member of the Specialist Team will contact you at their earliest opportunity.

Defending possession proceedings

If you have recently been served with a s21 or s8 Notice we advise you seek legal assistance from the outset to determine your rights.

The Notices may not have been prepared correctly making them and the Proceedings invalid.