10:25 AM, 6th September 2021, About 10 months ago 2
The Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) statistical briefing for 2020/21 reported on the most common reasons for tenancy deposit disputes with cleaning leading the way at 49% of the total disputes handled, up from 42% in the previous reporting year. Click here for the full report.
Damage disputes rank second with 35% of disputes, down significantly from the average of previous years, followed by redecoration at 26%, rent arrears possibly surprisingly only at 15% given the pandemic and gardening at 12%.
75% of disputes were raised by tenants with 17% raised by agents and only 8% raised by landlords.
However, the consistent experience of the schemes is that disputes are raised in a low proportion of cases, typically fewer than 1% of tenancy deposits protected.