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One of the three Tenancy Deposit Protection Schemes states that they have helped stop more than £300,000 worth of tenants deposits' being taken by scoundrel landlords and letting agents.
The Deposit scheme is seeking assistance from the other two TDP schemes and enforcement agencies, to eradicate the bogus operators in the sector.
The chief executive of the firm said that it only saved this large amount of money by his team being persistent and extremely hard working to collate all the finite pieces of evidence, that they passed on to the Milton Keynes Trading Standards in 2013.
Through their efforts they were instrumental in a letting agent receiving an 11 month jail sentence, as he had to admit to 25 counts of fraud against tenants and landlords.
The CEO of the tenants deposits protection scheme , Eddie Hooker, said: “Over recent years we’ve developed a comprehensive and effective approach to identifying members who try to bend rules.
"We work with Police and Trading Standard’s Officers in England and Wales as they seek to understand how the different TDP schemes operate and then obtain sufficient evidence against ‘rogue’ businesses.”
The firm is still involved in more than a dozen ongoing cases awaiting prosecution of fraudulent agents and landlords.
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