How do we get a Court Order registering our Debit and Deposit back from DPS?
Rent Arrears

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13 years ago
If you will be unable to agree a repayment/make contact with your Lead Tenant, you may be able to use the Single Claim process. The Single Claim process can be used if:

1. The Landlord has no current address for the Tenant and there has been a breach of the Tenancy Agreement.

2. The Tenant fails to respond to the Landlord's written notice requiring that the Landlord be paid some or all of the Deposit within 14 calendar days of the end of the Tenancy.

To use the Single Claim process, you must provide The DPS with a Statutory Declaration at least 14 calendar days after the Tenancy has ended. However, you can only request repayment of a Deposit through the Single Claims process if there has been a breach of the Tenancy Agreement. They will not accept a Single Claim for instances where you have repaid the Deposit from your own funds. In these instances you will need to contact the Tenant to complete the Joint Repayment Process.

The Statutory Declaration can be requested by emailing The DPS quoting the Deposit ID and confirming the reasons why you are claiming the monies through the single claim process (eg. Rental arrears, damages, cleaning costs). Please note that the Statutory Declaration must be sworn or affirmed in the presence of a Solicitor/Commissioner for Oaths/or a Magistrate. Forms which have not been witnessed will be rejected and returned to you.

Once The DPS has received a correctly completed Statutory Declaration, they will issue a Statutory Declaration Notice, along with a summary of the comments to the Tenant at the last known address. They will ask them to respond within 14 calendar days

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