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Landlord Law Blog roundup from 11 February

CoffeeFeeling a bit fragile this morning as last night I went out with friends and had a glass of wine.  Just the one glass, but …

When I was younger wine had very little effect on  me.  Now however its a different matter …

So I’ll just press on with what happened on the blog


Who does this tenant sue for the deposit?

A blog clinic question from a tenant concerning another unfortunate landlord whose agent has failed to protect the deposit.  This agent has also started up a new company and appears to be using this as an excuse to withhold payments.  FInd out more here …

Two talks from Tessa Shepperson in Norwich for landlords and agents

The first talk was for NW Brown & Co and went very well.  Nice company.  The second is for the NLA local branch and is on 27 Feb.  Find out more here …


Who is liable for the cost of clearing this drain?

A drain floods due to blockage and the landlords are now claiming the cost from the tenants saying they caused the damage.  Can they do this and how can they prove it?  Read more here …


Common law rules about rent – where do they come from?

I have been planning this post for a while so it was good to finally write it.  A question from a reader had set me on a quest – strangely it was my husband who came up with the answer.  Find out more here …


Landlord Law Conference Sponsors – Imfuna Let

Imfuna let produce one of the best apps for producing an accurate inventory – very important particularly if you take a deposit.  Find out more about them here …


Ben Reeve Lewis Friday newsround #95

This week Ben is worrying about his pension and writing about the benefits housing associations bring to the community.  Read it all here …


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Tessa Shepperson

Tessa is a lawyer and specialises in creating products and services which help landlords and letting agents learn and understand landlord & tenant law. For example, she runs the Landlord Law website (now in its 14th year) and is a director of Easy Law Training Ltd and Your Law Store. Tessa also sits on the Property Redress Scheme Council. When not working she enjoys reading, cooking and messing around on the computer. You can also find her on Google

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