This is it.
I wish to make a claim under the Housing Act 2004 section 214(1)(a) that the deposit of £525 as required under law for the Assured Shorthold Tenancy for 'xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxJ' was not paid in to an appropriate tenancy deposit scheme (in accordance with section 213 (1) of the Housing Act 2004) or that ‘I’ the applicant did not received the prescribed information concerning which Tenancy Deposit Scheme was to hold the deposit, within 30 days of the defendants receipt of the deposit (in accordance with section 213 (3) of the Housing Act 2004).
Although the tenancy has ended as of the 25th of January 2013 under the localism act 2011 a tenant can still pursue his landlord for the return of the deposit in full, this is a revision of the Housing Act 2004 and came into force in April 2011.
1) The applicant asks that the court makes an order in accordance with the Housing Act 2004 section 214 (3) which states the following;
(a) "order the person who appears to the court to be holding the deposit to repay it to the applicant in full"
A total of (£525 not £450 as was paid)
And I understand that the Court Must also do the following;
2) The applicant asks that the court makes an order in accordance with the Housing Act 2004. Section 214 (4) which states the following;
"The court must also order the landlord (by way of penalty) to pay to the applicant a sum of money equal to one to three times the amount of the deposit within the period of 14 days beginning with the date of the making of the order ‘the amount being subject to the judge’s discretion’ but no less than one month’s deposit as prescribed under law.”
A total of (£525 x 1 to 3 original deposit amount)
I am therefore seeking payment of (£525-£450 = £75 + X1-3 Deposit), court fee and [interest at 8% per annum if the situation is not resolved inside 3 months of this claim]. A minimum therefore of £600 and a maximum of £1650 + applicable court costs.