The Majority of Disputed Amounts are Still Awarded as a Split Between Parties
The most common reason for a dispute to arise is cleaning (58%), closely followed by damage (52%), then Redecoration (32%) and Gardening (17%), with rent arrears being the least common reason, causing only 10% of disputes.
Tenants are responsible for raising 53% of deposit disputes, agents raise 35% and landlords raise 12%.
In 61% of disputes, the disputed amount is ultimately split between parties.
In our experience, disputes tend to arise when the deposit does not cover the extent of damage / rent arrears that the landlord is claiming, or where the bond has been taken and not invested at all.
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Our dispute resolution specialists have an in-depth knowledge of relevant laws and legislation that, combined with their unbeatable skills, produces outstanding results for our clients. We will help you get matters into perspective and find the most timely and cost-effective solution. Our specialist dispute resolution team offers a practical and highly skilled service.
About Taylor Bracewell
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