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Tenancy Deposit protection breach – Case law update

Posted on 21st June 2019 in Property Litigation

Anyone familiar with residential tenancies will know of the onerous duties placed on landlords to protect deposits taken from tenants. Once the initial window for compliance has passed, you cannot serve a valid Section 21 Notice and are automatically liable for a claim for a minimum of one and maximum of three times the value of the deposit. This is the case even if breach is only a failure to provide prescribed information about the protection scheme.

Posted by

Josh O’Neill

Trainee Solicitor

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Top Tips for Landlords: Complying with the new Energy efficiency legislation (EPC tests)

Posted on 05th March 2019 in Property Litigation

As if landlords didn’t have enough paperwork to worry about, as of the 1st April 2018, things got even more complicated. The minimum ratings for Energy Performance Certificates (which have been mandatory for some time) got a lot tougher, and now any rental property must achieve at least an ‘E’ rating for it to be rented out. Whereas before this only applied to new tenancies, now, it covers existing rental agreements too.

Posted by

Simon Sanger-Anderson

Consultant and Solicitor

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Joint Tenants – What to do if Only One Tenant Wants to Leave?

Posted on 06th November 2018 in Property Litigation

A common issue facing landlords is one tenant in a joint tenancy wanting to leave whilst the other wants to stay. A landlord facing this situation needs to know the rights and obligations of both tenants.

Posted by

Josh O’Neill

Trainee Solicitor

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Right of Way: Who Can Access Your Property?

Posted on 13th June 2018 in Property Litigation

Easements and rights of way – Get off my land! Who can access your property if you have a footpath or right of way running through it If you have an easement running through your property, you may be wondering who has access to your land.

Posted by

Jill Headford

Partner and Solicitor

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Paying the penalty for not protecting deposits

Posted on 16th March 2017 in Property Litigation

If you are a landlord of  an assured shorthold tenancy created after 6 April 2007 you must put your tenants deposit in a government-backed tenancy deposit scheme (TDP) within 30 days of receiving it and within 30 days of placing in the scheme provide the tenant with the prescribed information of the TDP.

Posted by

Josh O’Neill

Trainee Solicitor