We’re going through the paperwork before No Fault Eviction Process and realized that we miscalculated the holding deposit and took £12 more than the permitted equivalent of one week rent at the beginning of the tenancy (£150 instead of £138). We used it (with written tenant’s consent) as a part of protected deposit.
Do I understand it right that the whole holding deposit and not just £12 has to be repaid to the tenant? Does it have to come from Deposit Protection Scheme or we can just send T the money? I do understand that it has to be done prior to serving S21.