I moved into a property in summer 2012 and paid a deposit to our landlord.
We only received confirmation in summer 2015 that this money had been paid into a deposit protection scheme.
Since leaving the property earlier this month, the landlord wants to deduct £40 from the deposit for the cleaning of an oven (which she had previously said was fine during an inspection when we handed the keys back).
I’ve since read that the deposit should have been protected within 30 days, which it appears wasn’t the case.
Will I therefore be able to point this out to my former landlord and that she should pay the full deposit back, otherwise we will take her to court for not protecting the deposit?
There seems to be some conflicting information online, so any help would be much appreciated.