A tenancy deposit scheme safeguards tenancy deposits paid in connection with shorthold tenancies. Landlords commonly require tenants to pay a deposit, as security for any damage that the tenant may do to the property. Chapter 4 of the Housing Act 2004 sets out the framework for tenancy deposits. The core purpose of Chapter 4 of […]

Yeomans v Newell, Canterbury court 25 May 2016 This case concerned whether a tenancy deposit was considered as having been returned to the tenant by the landlord when the tenant received a cheque, or whether the tenant would be considered as having received the cheque upon cashing the cheque. The reason the landlord was seeking […]

Right to Rent

15th November 2017 0

Right to Rent Sections 20-31 and schedule 3 of the Immigration Act 2014 (“The Act”) came into force on 1 February 2016 and brings further statutory obligations for landlords and even agents to comply with. Landlords must now carry out the necessary checks to ensure they are renting to a person who has the Right […]

From the 1st April 2018 there will be a requirement for any properties rented out in the private rented sector to have a minimum energy performance rating of E (the energy rating will be found on an Energy Performance Certificate (“EPC“). The new requirement will be imposed under the he Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) […]

Defence to Damages for Unlawful Eviction Where a residential occupier is unlawfully deprived of access the premises at which they reside, a criminal offence is committed under s.1 of the Protection from Eviction Act 1977 by the landlord or person depriving them of such access, the residential occupier may seek an order which reinstates them […]