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Hi I made a claim against my landlord for an unprotected deposit, I got the default judgement for just over 4K as I claimed for the 3x penalty, he admitted by text that he didn’t protect it, he allowed me to go back and go a few jobs I agreed with but when I issued the pre court letter he had the letting agent to threaten me to give the keys back or change the locks and charge me! Luckily it was a voicemail which I kept. He then gave me an invoice dated march 2014, I lived there between July 15 and August 16! I got the default judgement as he didn’t bother replying , he’s claiming he was on annual leave. He’s applied. Now to have the judgment overturned. I have court Monday. Does anyone now the process? Is he likely to win and what happens if he does? Ty

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Hello Lisa,

If you can sufficiently prove that he didn’t protect it, there is no way to defend from that. I believe you have enough materials on him to get the judgement going. 

The additional threats can only help you cement that judgement. 

Keep going strong and you should prevail. Just in case, you might want to check our guide – http://www.thetenantsvoice.co.uk/letter-templates/request-tenancy-deposit-protection

There might be some information to help you further in there.

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