TDS court fees?

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • TDS court fees?

    Apparently I have to send the landlord a county court order which will order him to pay back my deposit in full, because hes not protected it. Then 3x? How much do county court order forms cost? Would I have to go back and fourth to court to claim 3x? (I'll be moving areas)

    How much would court costs be for this? Do you have to send endless letters? Would it be better if I went through a solicitor, as I'd be able to get legal aid because I live alone, and dont have a huge income.

    The end of my 6 months AST is the end of may, I'll be giving my landlord a months notice at the end of this month.

  • #2
    You should be able to find the court costs on your county court website as it depends on the amount.

    Out of interest, have you asked the landlord to pay the bond into a scheme?

    Kind regards,

    Last edited by Editor; 17-04-2008, 20:03 PM.


    • #3
      If its the end of your AST then you do not have to give him notice as such, but if you go one day over it you will then be in a periodic tenancy when he will be entitled to a month's notice.
      I offer no guarantee that anything I say is correct. wysiwyg


      • #4
        Maverick- No I've not asked him to pay it into one. He's been nothing but a nightmare, and I know when we agreed I could leave the tenancy early (wouldnt give me written confirmation) he told me I wouldnt get the deposit back until he gets an electrician in-thats BS! I cant be responsible for that, so I know he has no intention to give it back. I've also paid for far too much and hes basically been a bully, so why should I warn him of his stupidity? Unless its part of the conditions of taking him to court, if he went against the terms and can get away with it, whats the point? This landlord gives you good landlords a bad name.

        Does anyone think I should warn him?

        Jta - thanks for letting me know that! So he doesnt have to give me notice either?


        • #5
          You may leave the property at the end of a fixed term, however! Your LL must give you 2 months notice by way of a S.21 notice if he wants you to leave.

          There are a few threads on this forum as to what to do, costs etc. for claiming 3Xdeposit back from the LL for failing to abide by the rules of the TDS. A quick search and a little reading should give you a clearer picture.


          • #6
            as above - have a read on the forums

            N208 application costs £150 if you want to go this way
            N1 application costs vary depending on the amount you are seeking

            You don't HAVE to give him any warning before going to court - some believe it is polite to do so. I didn't do this. I don't see the point - the law's been broken, writing a letter before action isnt going to change that.

            I would file the claim a week before you move out. I have good reasons for suggesting this timeframe, but I don't have time to go into them now.


            • #7
              My question regarding asking the LL if the deposit has been placed into a scheme wasn't really a recommendation to do so, and definately wasn't comming from a legal point of view.

              It just seems that a lot of people suddenly realise that they haven't received a confirmation from a TDS scheme and by day 15 are suddenly thinking of the prospect of a massive pay out.

              It doesn't seem that this is the case with you, and if the LL is obstructive and knows their obligations and still isn't doing anything then this is where court action is needed (in my opinion).

              Ignornace, is not and should not be an excuse but some LL are ignorant. I quite often have to help relatively experienced landlords protect a deposit, sometimes outside the 14 day time limit and some of these landlord are genuinely scared at what could happen. Would it be fair to take these people to court? I guess that depends on your view point.

              I'm not against the idea of LL's being taken to court, I just think it should be done when tenants have reminded their landlords of their obligations rather than waiting those 2 weeks and getting the pay out.

              Just my opinion and maybe a little controversial and not relevant to your case anyway!

              Kind regards,



              • #8
                Your points are very valid John! I myself had a large moral dilemma when I embarked on the claim process, however I feel that our Landlord has been enough of a pain to warrant our action... I consider the 3x deposit as adequate compensation for what we have had to put up with from him over the course of the tenancy.


                Latest Activity


                • Prospective Tenant NOT viewing Property
                  When a prospective TT is located overseas and is viewing the property through a 3rd party (friend; family member; other agent) what implications or risks could be for the LL.

                  Could it be possible that after the overseas TT move in the property to start a long list of complaints as the property...
                  29-07-2017, 09:49 AM
                • Ending tenancy early / returning advance rent
                  Landlord has served me with S21 to leave property by 10 September. 12 month AST in England. Tenancy has been difficult last few months, major delays in repairs and I am still waiting to be refunded for a locksmith call out a month ago. I paid 12 months rent in advance due to having CCJs.

                  25-07-2017, 21:35 PM
                • Reply to Ending tenancy early / returning advance rent
                  You are right, I have no idea why I put the return rent part, and I didn't explain it very well did I?

                  My point was, he can't force the tenant out before the 10th.

                  If the OP agreed to sign a deed of surrender, on the condition the rent for that period was returned, would be...
                  29-07-2017, 09:28 AM
                • Tenant's energy debt.
                  I am a landlord of a 2 bed end terrace, the property is owned out right. I am registered Disabled and this was the main reason I decided to rent my property out. As it was not a suitable property for my Disability. I would have to make some major changes that would devalue my property like installing...
                  20-07-2017, 22:08 PM
                • Reply to Tenant's energy debt.
                  It doesnt matter who requested to go to EON. It could have (probably was) the previous tenant, who paid all the bills.
                  29-07-2017, 09:23 AM
                • tenant damage
                  Monday - tenants inform me they have no water. I'm away so advise them to ask neighbours and call water company as that's what it sounds like. I am right, water later restored.

                  Tuesday - tenant informs me water is coming through her ceiling (in huge storm we had 2 weeks ago) I advise...
                  28-07-2017, 21:00 PM
                • Reply to tenant damage
                  This doesn't make sense to me. If it is just a central heating boiler, it will either be, the old, open vent type of system, or a sealed system.

                  For an open vent system, the feed pressure will be limited by the height of the header tank, and any over pressure will cause it to pump over,...
                  29-07-2017, 09:05 AM
                • Reply to Tenant's energy debt.
                  Hi there, Just one more question and I don't know if you've already covered this or not. But will there be a paper trail or something going back to say who first introduced E.on to my property. Because the reason I ask is that some where along the line E.on was instructed by someone to supply energy...
                  29-07-2017, 09:03 AM
                • Tenant vetting for a novice...
                  I know this seems like a very silly and novice question to those of you who are experienced Landlords, but I have to ask.

                  I am about to start advertising my first property to Let and I will be managing it myself. The problem I have is, I just don’t know what order the tenant finding process...
                  28-07-2017, 11:19 AM
                • Reply to Tenant vetting for a novice...
                  I started out about four years ago in he same position. I also chose not to use a LA. I joined NLA and read just about every post on this forum, whether it appeared relevant or not. I wrote a business plan, which proved invaluable and kept me focused on what I was trying to achieve.

                  I advertised...
                  29-07-2017, 07:16 AM