Subject to the terms and conditions of the Deposit Protection Service (the DPS), The Statutory Declaration Process can be used is used if at least 14 Calendar Days have passed since the end of the Tenancy (i.e. the contractual end of the Tenancy or where notice has been given and has expired) and:

  • If the other Party has failed to respond to the claiming Party’s written notice in relation to the distribution of the Deposit within 14 Calendar Days. In this case a copy of the written notice sent to the other Party must be attached. If a repayment claim has been started online, this will be deemed written notice, evidence of which does not need to be attached;
  • The Landlord fails to respond to the Tenant’s written notice requiring that the Tenant be paid some or all of the Deposit within 14 Calendar Days of Landlord’s receipt of Tenant’s notice.

Further Reading

The Deposit Protection Service Custodial Terms and Conditions

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