UPDATE We are glad to be able to report that Dom Smith's daughter has finally got her deposit back! This letter from Dom explains ...
"Thanks very much for the support, and guess what? Within 24hrs of your posting the Facebook message on your blog, my daughter got the sweetest saccharine text asking for her bank details, and the money was promptly paid in last Friday. I suspect that the the two events are not unconnected! My worry now is that her three former housemates are worried that they will have the same problems getting their money back. I will keep you informed if they have difficulties.
Thanks again for your support.