sit on the fence”
In assured shorthold tenancies, the landlord is legally required to protect the deposit (including deposits paid by a third party) and register it with a government-backed TDP scheme within 30 days of receipt.
In the same timescale, they must also give the tenant certain information about the scheme and the protection of their money. The tenant can seek compensation of up to three times the value of the deposit if they fail to do so.
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