What Happens at the End of a Fixed Term – To Renew or Not To Renew

Fixed term tenancy In most cases a tenancy will have been granted by a landlord to a tenant for some fixed term. Sometimes this is known as a term certain or initial period but the Housing Act 1988 refers to it as being a fixed term tenancy. It used to be the case...

Deposit Protection for Statutory Periodic Tenancies and Renewals – Superstrike Ltd v Rodrigues 2013

Superstrike Ltd v Rodrigues [2013] EWCA Civ 669 (14 June 2013) is a worrying case which fundamentally changes previous thinking on certain aspects of tenancy deposit legislation and in particular landlords duties. Background The landlord granted a tenancy to the...

Still Being Debated – What are the Periods of a Statutory Periodic Tenancy?

Thanks to the nearlylegal blog for this one (who in turn offer thanks to Legal Action’s ‘Recent Developments in Housing Law’ , Edwards Duthie and Liz Davies for the case). In Lappin v Surace, Romford County Court 13 June 2012, Mr Lappin let a property to Ms Surace on...