By way of a brief re-cap, Section 213 of the Housing Act 2004 provides: A Landlord must register a tenant’s deposit with an approved Tenancy Deposit Scheme within 30 days of receiving it; and That Landlord must also provide the tenant with information about their deposit – being specific information prescribed by The Housing (Tenancy [...]
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In our previous blog posts, we have warned of the pitfalls in a landlord failing to comply with the requirements relating to tenancy deposits – i.e. the ability of a tenant to bring a claim against the landlord for the value of the deposit, plus compensation of between one and three times the deposit. But [...]
Case: Amicus Horizon Ltd v Thorley – Court of Appeal The Master of the Rolls Lord Neuberger sitting in the Court of Appeal has held that County Court judges dealing with committal applications for breach of Housing Act injunctions should follow the sentencing guidelines used for breach of ASBOs. The Sentencing Council for England and [...]
The Court of Appeal has dealt with two joined appeals examining Introductory/Starter Tenancy procedures. As a brief recap, Introductory and Starter Tenancies might be used by Registered Providers so as to assess a tenant’s behaviour during a probationary period before deciding whether to grant them a fully Secure or Assured Tenancy. During the probationary period, [...]
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