Relevant Person

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Protect / Unprotect a DepositWhat is a relevant person? “relevant person” means any person who, in accordance with arrangements
made with the tenant, paid the deposit on behalf of the tenant. [s213(10) HA 2004]. The...

Lead Tenant Agreement

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Protect / Unprotect a DepositThe Deposit Protection Service and MyDeposits tenancy deposit schemes require some form of “lead tenant” agreement. What is a “lead tenant” you may ask? Basically, the schemes...

Prescribed Information

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series Protect / Unprotect a DepositIf you are using our tenancy agreement for the scheme of your choice, you can ignore this page because the prescribed information is built into all our assured shorthold tenancy agreements (you must...

Secure the Deposit

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Protect / Unprotect a DepositEssentially, all the schemes work the same way. You will need to as a minimum * Register yourself with your chosen scheme * Log in to the system and add the property. * Add the tenant and deposit...

When to Protect

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series Protect / Unprotect a DepositA deposit must “as from the time it is received” be dealt with in accordance with an approved scheme [s.213(1) Housing Act 2004]. Note, in that sub-section, there is no 30 day time limit which is...

Alternatives to a Deposit

This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series Protect / Unprotect a DepositThere are a few alternatives that you could consider instead of  taking a deposit. ... Please login or signup to continue reading this...

Drains on Neighbouring Land

Landlords have many problems in dealing with blocked drains. It is normally the landlords duty under section 11 Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 to repair and maintain drains or sewers. However, the question then arises, at what point must a landlord repair or maintain if...

Covering Letter with Notice

This entry is part 6 of 10 in the series Possible defences - section 21 noticesWhen serving a notice in anticipation of possession proceedings (section 21, section 8 or notice to quit) you should never enclose a covering letter with the notice. In Mundy v Hook (CC...

Fire Alarm Testing Intervals

All HMO’s should have some sort of fire alarm system. The LACORS fire safety guidance provides useful guidance on the intervals by which different types of alarm system should be tested. The two types referred to in this article are Grade A systems and Grade D and E...
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