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Deposit from year 2000

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Hello, we paid our landlord a deposit when we moved into our house 15 years ago. He is now demanding that the deposit is placed in a deposit scheme. As I far as I am aware, there is no legal requirement for us to do so. I am sure the landlord is only asking us to do this to make sure he can serve a Section 21 notice if need be, as there doesn’t appear to be any obvious advantage for us in using the scheme. Please can anyone advise on this matter. Thanks in advance.

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It’s the landlord’s responsibility to protect a deposit, not the tenant’s. Presumably he has the deposit himself so if he wants to protect it he can transfer it into a scheme? If you have an assured shorthold tenancy that started on or after 6 April 2007 then the landlord is legally obliged to do this anyway (not sure if you’ve had one long 15 year tenancy or new ones were issued). There’s some more info here.


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