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Tenants Rights

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 4 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many applications have been made in the county courts in relation to tenancy deposit protection; and how many such applications resulted in fines in each of the last 12 months. (253280)

I have been asked to reply.

The Ministry of Justice does not hold any statistical information about county court applications relating specifically to tenancy deposit protection.

This is because the administrative computer systems used in the county courts do not presently identify this specific application type. While the relevant cases will be logged on the system, they cannot be distinguished from other types of claims issued. Changing the administrative systems to create a specific case type for tenancy deposit protection cases would incur disproportionate cost.