Deposit protection We are 11 years into deposit protection now and still, the problems keep coming. Most normal landlords and agents are on top of things, in terms of protecting the deposit and … [Read more...]
This section contains posts about or commenting on significant legal cases in landlord & tenant law.
You may or may not remember that the 2015 Consumer Rights Act imposes an obligation on letting agents to display details of their fees in their offices and on their websites. I wrote about this … [Read more...]
Foxtons v. LB Camden, First Tier Tribunal,10 October 2016 This is an important decision where Foxtons appealed against four final penalty notices served on them by Camden LB in respect of four … [Read more...]
Last year a really worrying decision for landlords renting out flats owned on a long lease popped up, the case of Edwards v Kumarasamy. In this decision, the Court of Appeal overturned the accepted … [Read more...]
There is a legal rule called ‘implied surrender’ or ‘surrender by operation of law’. This says that if a party to a tenancy or lease acts in a way that is inconsistent with an intention to continue … [Read more...]
The main reason many landlords instruct agents to act for them is so they can find a suitable tenant for their property. Inevitably one of the biggest complaints against agents is that the tenant they … [Read more...]