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...
Does A Deposit Cheque Have to Be Presented to Be Returned?

Does A Deposit Cheque Have to Be Presented to Be Returned?

Where a tenancy deposit has been paid in connection with an assured shorthold tenancy and in order to be able to serve a section 21 notice, the deposit must have been protected – normally within 30 days. Where this is not the case, the only way to be able to...

Deposits Taken Before April 2007 and Section 21 Notices

Since Superstrike we look at most deposit cases that have not been answered yet and assume what is the very worst outcome possible and what was the least intention of Parliament. Once you start to think like that, you generally arrive at the correct answer to the...

Possession order overturned because Prescribed Information had agent’s name on it

Possession order overturned because Prescribed Information had agent’s name on it An order for possession has been set aside by a court on the basis that the Prescribed Information did not contain the landlord’s name and address. Instead, it showed the agent’s...

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...