I was evicted after complaints from other tenants in a House of Multiple Occupancy.
The landlord refuses to return the deposit. I also received an email from the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) on 18th December informing me that my tenancy had been ended by the landlord. The TDS was also registered by the landlord 12 days after my contracted started.
I've contacted the TDS, after the landlord refused to talk to me anymore and raised a dispute about the security. The TDS said they will contact the landlord to get his side, and then get my side and that their lawyer(s) would decide what happens to my deposit.
Under what circumstances can the landlord legally retain the security deposit?