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Tag Archives: tenancy deposits

Should I have re-protected the deposit when the tenant moved to a new property?

tenancy deposit on change of property

What needs to be done as regards the deposit, when tenants move to another property with the same landlord?Continue Reading

Are these agents charges justified?

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A letting agent is charging a release fee even though they have not protected the deposit. What are the tenants rights?Continue Reading

DepositGuard – the Landlord Law Interview


Last week I did an interview with Alan Ward of the Residential Landlords Association and Ben Beadle of TDS on the new tenancy deposit scheme DepositGuard. It was quite a wide ranging discussion which you can listen to in the video below.  Note that the discussion (which was recorded on 18 April) has a scoopContinue Reading

What rights does tenant have to claim this deposit back?


Tenants landlord has failed to protect and is now failing to refund the deposit money. What rights does the tenant have?Continue Reading

Tenancy deposits – what you need to do NOW! Or risk being fined

Follow the tenancy deposit rules

Tenancy deposit regulations are coming into force on 6 April and will be retrospective. It is important that landlords put their house in order nowContinue Reading

Does a non returnable deposit have to be protected?


Here is a question to the blog clinic from Chris who is a tenant When I moved into my Property in 2008 my Landlord insisted that I pay one months rental payment to cover dilapidations at the end of the tenancy. This payment I was advised was non returnable and very foolishly I agreed toContinue Reading

Ben Reeve Lewis reviews ‘How to Win Deposit Disputes’

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Why don’t landlords win deposit disputes? Ben Reeve Lewis looks at the problems and thinks How to win deposit disputes could save landlords thousands Continue Reading

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