Court Orders and Tenancy Deposit Schemes

A landlord may obtain possession on the grounds of rent arrears and the court order may stipulate the amount to be paid by the tenant along with costs. Alternatively, a landlord may have sued a tenant for monies owing such as damages to a property or rent arrears. The...

Tenancy Deposits and Serving a Section 21 Notice

This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series Possible defences - section 21 noticesUpdate: this page has been updated October 2015 reflecting new case law about returning a deposit by cheque. See below. I thought today we would try and resolve a little problem as to 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...

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...