Most landlords know that after the fixed term of a tenancy has ended, if it is an assured or an assured shorthold tenancy, section 5 of the Housing Act 1988 intervenes and provides for a new … [Read more...]
This section contains posts about or commenting on significant legal cases in landlord & tenant law.
This is a new case reported in the excellent Legal Action Magazine, Saad v. Hogan from the Brentford County Court. Ms Hogan paid her deposit, £1,000, in November 2005. Her tenancy was renewed in … [Read more...]
There are four interesting cases in the most recent edition of Legal Action Magazine on proceedings for possession under section 21 and the provisions of the Housing Act 2004, so I hasten to share … [Read more...]
One of my clients has drawn my attention to an interesting forum discussion on tenancy deposit claims here. It seems from this that many Judges (although not all) are taking the view that the fine of … [Read more...]
As many of you may know, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is involved in litigation with Foxtons Ltd (the letting agents) regarding Foxtons’ refusal to agree that certain terms in their agency … [Read more...]
There is a report of a new tenancy deposit case on the Nearly Legal website. (Piggott v Slaven, Great Grimsby County Court 23 February 2009.) Although this is a County Court decision and therefore … [Read more...]