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Tag Archives: tenancy deposits

Tenants question – have the agents broken the contract?


A tenant is concerned when the agents tell her she must deal with the landlord direct in future – what are her rights?Continue Reading

Important news for Landlords on tenancy deposits – ignore this at your peril!

No prescribed information

A new Court of Appeal tenancy deposit case where the landlord had failed to comply with the prescribed information regulations and therefore lost his caseContinue Reading

Five things to do if you have forgotten to protect the deposit in time

Did you forget?

A landlord must protect tenancy deposits within 30 days. But if you find you have missed the deadline – what should you do?Continue Reading

Do I need to give two months notice for a periodic tenancy?


A tenant reader seeks answers to questions on periodic tenancy and tenancy deposit problems – including the amont of notice he has to giveContinue Reading

Will my landlord blame me for pre-existing damage at checkout?

tenancy deposit disputes

Tenants are often worried, in the absence of a detailed inventory, that their landlord will seek to blame them for minor damage which was present when the property was letContinue Reading

Can the deposit be taken off future rent?


A tenant asks about using the tenancy deposit for future rent and whether this is something the lead tenant can authorise the deposit to be used for. Continue Reading

Six months rent in advance is a deposit says Judge


A report of Johnson v. Old where a County Court Judge held that rent paid six months in advance was a deposit which required protectionContinue Reading

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