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Deposits and Tenancy Deposit Schemes (England) | Landlord Wants Tenant to Leave (England) | Tenancy Agreements (England) | Types of Tenancies (England)

Can a Landlord revoke a tenancy after an agreement has been signed and deposit paid?

16 Aug 2017 | 1 comment

Tenant has signed a tenancy agreement with the Landlord who has also signed the Agreement.

There are various problems, one being that the Tenant has been granted an unlimited term.

Tenant has paid £550 deposit but never entered the Property although there is a signed Agreement.

Two main questions;

1) Can the Tenant enter the property without the Landlords permission given that the Tenancy Agreement has been signed and deposit paid?

2) Can the Tenant sue the Landlord for 3 times the amount of the deposit in 30 days time on the basis that the money wont have been returned or protected, despite never entering the Property?

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  1. guildy

    It’s not possible to grant a tenancy forever and a tenancy “for life” is actually a fixed term of 99 years.

    The tenant can enter because from what’s described they do have permission to enter (by way of a tenancy agreement). Therefore it’s not a case of whether the landlord gives permission or not – the landlord already has.

    Yes, the penalty of up to 3 x deposit could be payable if it’s not been protected within 30 days. There isn’t even a requirement for a tenancy for the penalty to apply. The requirements of deposit protection are simply if a deposit has been received “in connection” with a tenancy.

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