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my letting agents failed to lodge my deposit within the 30 days stipulated by law. Only after my asking where my deposit was lodged did they react and lodge it. I now would like to take legal action. My question is: Does the landlord share the responsibility in law, or are the letting agents totally at fault.

David

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Hi David

It’s the landlord’s responsibility to protect the deposit so that’s who you would make a claim against. The agents are acting on behalf of the landlord but your relationship is not with them. If the agents caused the landlord to be pursued as a result of their lack of action the landlord would most likely make a claim against them as a result, based on the agreement between them.

Alex

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