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    Unable to return deposit

    I have told the tenant that he can claim from DPS his full deposit back for a previous tenancy 2 months or so ago. He is now on a new TA without a deposit. But he has done nothing about it which I find strange considering he could have some extra cash right away and he is not exactly a high earner. I have just being on the DPS website and I cannot find an option that allows LL to unilaterally send T his deposit back. Any ideas? Does the DPS keep deposits if not claimed after a while? After all, many offshore banks do that sort of thing.

    #2
    There is absolutely the option for the Landlord to initiate return of the deposit (talking about the DPS).

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      #3
      I have found it. Thanks Hippo.

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