Landlords shouldn't make deductions from a tenancy deposit unless they can show financial loss, for example due to damage or unpaid rent
A landlord should return your deposit when a tenancy ends. Check to see what you can do if your landlord refuses to return your tenancy deposit
Court action to get your deposit back at the end of a tenancy is a last resort if your landlord fails to follow the rules to protect your tenancy deposit
Courts can order landlords to return deposits and pay compensation to assured shorthold tenants if tenancy deposit protection rules aren't followed
Negotiating the return of your tenancy deposit is the stage before taking your landlord to court if your deposit is unprotected
If you are a lodger or are living in a student halls of residence, you can take your landlord to court if they don't return your deposit.