Tiny number of tenancies end with deposit disputes, says government

4 January 2021 | Renting

Tiny number of tenancies end with deposit disputes, says government

Only 0.3 per cent of all tenancies in England and Wales ended with a dispute over the deposit in the six months to the end of September.

This covers the height of the spring Coronavirus crisis and suggests the problem of tenancy deposit disputes is far smaller than some would have thought.

A Parliamentary written reply from housing minister Chris Pincher, published just before Christmas, said that in the six months up until September 13, just 132 private rental sector tenancies led a dispute.

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This was out of 4,174,988 deposits lodged with the three approved schemes.

The figures were in a reply to Labour MP Apsana Begum.

This post has originally been featured in Letting Agent Today.