Tenancy Deposit Protection rules when issuing section 8 notice

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    Tenancy Deposit Protection rules when issuing section 8 notice

    Hello there, my tenant is 3 months in rent arrears and as long as they don't pay we will have a court hearing in a month with mandatory grounds to hopefully gain a possession order.

    When they started the tenancy in 2016 I protected the deposit and sent the tenant the prescribed information within 30 days of protecting the deposit, however I did not send them a copy of the deposit certificate as the deposit scheme I used did not tell me to do this (they literally said to send the prescribed information). My legal company are saying that I should have also sent the certificate but I was never told to do this by the deposit scheme, nor does it say you need to do this on the gov.uk website either.

    I don't know what to say to the legal company as I'm sure I didn't need to send this. Has anyone had experience of this? Will it hinder my section 8 hearing? Is the legal company wrong and did I only need to issue the prescribed information? (which does contain all the info required)

    Thank you in advance for your help.

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