Right to have your deposit protected within 30 days
Your landlord (or letting agent) must protect your deposit with a government-backed Deposit protection scheme within 30 days of receiving the first part of it, by law.
If they have not protected your deposit, you can demand that they protect it immediately. You may also demand they pay you compensation, up to three times the amount of the deposit, for failing to protect it in time. Click ‘enforce this right’ for our simple guide on how.