England Landlord Guidance

Deposits and Tenancy Deposit Schemes

You are in Start of a Tenancy
... Please login or signup to continue reading this content

Services

Useful Links

How to Sign a Tenancy Agreement

How to Sign a Tenancy Agreement

When you're about to sign a tenancy agreement, it can be difficult to know whether it should be witnessed, made as ...

Checklist of What to Do at the End of the Tenancy

When the tenancy has ended, the following should be considered: The notice to quit from tenant Ensure the notice to quit provided by the tenant is valid. As a quick guide, the notice may not expire during the fixed term and their notice must be at least 4 weeks in length (one calendar month where the rent is monthly) and expire either the day before the rent is due or on the day the rent is due. No other date is acceptable.

More From the Website

Forms

Tenancy Deposit Prescribed Information

Tenancy Deposit Prescribed Information

When a landlord receives a deposit in connection with an assured shorthold tenancy, prescribed information must be ...
Confirmation Certificate for Deposit Protection Service

Confirmation Certificate for Deposit Protection Service

Product Code: F033 If a person pays a deposit on behalf of a tenant (for example a parent), they are known as a ...
Notice Asking Tenant If Agrees With Landlord Claiming Deposit

Notice Asking Tenant If Agrees With Landlord Claiming Deposit

Product Code: F049 Under Schedule 10, Paragraph 4A(4)(a) Housing Act 2004 (as amended by The Housing (Tenancy ...
Agreement to Return Deposit with Deductions

Agreement to Return Deposit with Deductions

Product Code: F053 If a deposit was taken after 6 April 2007, it must be protected. After 6 April 2012, where a ...
Return Deposit With Deductions

Return Deposit With Deductions

Product Code LT091 After a tenancy has ended, sometimes the tenant may have caused damage or left with some rent
Return Deposit in Full Without Deductions

Return Deposit in Full Without Deductions

Product Code LT090 This letter template is for when a landlord is returning a deposit to a tenant in full ...
Letter to DPS After Single Claim Application Refused – Court Order

Letter to DPS After Single Claim Application Refused – Court Order

Product Code LT099 With the custodial tenancy deposit scheme run by the Deposit Protection Service (DPS) it is ...

Questions and Answers (for this topic and country)

Sale of Property – Notice to Tenant

I have sold a property with a tenant in place. Do I need to serve any notice or inform the tenant? Also do I unprotect the deposit on completion and then it is up to the new owner to re-protect

deposit protection

there are so many technicalities coming into play with deposit protection that i feel i should avoid it altogether where I can. this means not taking a deposit. instead, I feel taking 2 months ...

Information To Provide At Renewal

Last year I used an agency to find a tenant. The AST started on 11th December 2015 and ended on 10th December 2016, so is now periodic. (more…)

Difficult tenants

I have some difficulty with my tenants who don't bother communicating with me. Recently they at a main water pipe leak and I asked if I can come round to see it and they refused. I haven't ...

Deposit Guarantee Scheme Reference in Tenancy Agreement

We have inherited a property with a tenant who paid no deposit but the local authority provided the landlord with an agreement (which he signed) which guarantees £400 if there are any claims at ...

re-newing an AST

Hi Coming to the end of a first 12 month AST. The tenant wishes to remain and I'm content for her to do so. Will be issuing a new 12 month AST (rather than slipping into a periodic tenancy). In ...

Ask a Question

We're really sorry but only subscribers may ask a question or view the answers. Please login or signup to ask a question