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...

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...

The Deposit Protection Service (DPS) Single Claim Procedure Explained

Introduction Tenancy deposit schemes come in two flavours, insurance based or custodial. The Deposit Protection Service runs the one and only custodial scheme which is free of charge for landlords to use (although coming soon the DPS will have an insured scheme...