The most common cause of a tenancy deposit dispute in the private rented property sector is cleaning, according to the latest data released by The Dispute Service (TDS).
But there was a marginal decline in tenancy disputes in the 12 months to March 2020, the figures show.
In total, there were 34,993 disputes in the year to March 2020, down from 35,513 the previous year.
The fall in disputes occurred despite an increase in the number of tenancy deposits in England and Wales at the end of March 2020, which reached 4.1 million, up from 3.9 million the year.
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