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Landlord Law Blog roundup from 12 August

westiesWe have my Mother’s westie staying with us today (just the one) so I need to get this done so I can take him out for a walk.

I daren’t mention the W word as otherwise the excitement is unbelievable – jumping up and down, chasing round and round, eyes fixed beseechingly on me, rushing to and from the door etc, etc.

You know the sort of thing.

Now then, before he wears the carpet out – what happened on the blog last week?


Pets clauses in tenancy agreements

A tenant asks on the blog clinic about reasonableness in pets clauses.  Take a look here …


Minister confirms that Superstrike goes against the intention of the deposit legislation

A letter from Housing Minister Mark Prisk shows that government is not happy with Superstrike either.  Legislation may follow.  Find out more here …


Tenants prosecute Lambeth Council over damp and mouldy flat

A tale of two successful prosecutions brought on behalf of tenants with damp related issues with their flats.  Read about them here …


Tenant deposit claim – is this an alternative to court proceedings?

A tenant dreams up an alternative to court proceedings – but is it viable?  See here …


Ben Reeve Lewis Friday newsround #119

Ben is going on a diet.  Nuff said.  Read all about it here …


Further reading

  • Useful post on Anthony Gold Blog about local authorities enforcement of HMO regulations
  • Giles Peaker ponders the significance of a notice to quit on Nearly Legal
  • A report says that rent levels are unaffordable for low income families

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Tessa Shepperson

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