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Swindells v Ayannuga: Is substantial compliance with the tenancy deposit requirements enough?

When the Localism Act 2011 brought in changes to the tenancy deposit framework many people thought that may be the end of the TDS litigation that had been coming before the courts for the last few years since they were … Continue reading

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Tenancy Deposit Scheme changes coming

Some say what has happened to the tenancy deposit legislation constituted perverse judicial interference, I’m not so sure.  However, the government did decide to act after decisions like Tiensia and Gladehurst severely diluted the original intention of the legislation. Amendments … Continue reading

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Pressure mounts on the private rented sector

The news over the bank holiday weekend was full of stories aabout the lack of new house building activity causing upward pressure on house prices and that this was also feeding into upward pressure on rents.  It seems like a perfect … Continue reading

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Don’t forget the prescribed information

The last 12 months have seen a plethora of cases coming before the higher courts concerning the tenancy deposit legislation in sections 212, 213 and 214 of the Housing Act 2004.  I have blogged about most of them! When we … Continue reading

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Localism Bill to address Tenancy Deposit Scheme perversity?

I must admit to being somewhat behind the curve on this news, but after the recent Court of Appeal decisions in Gladehurst Properties Ltd v Hashemi (see https://leaseholdlawyer.wordpress.com/2011/05/30/more-deposit-protection-developments/) and Potts v Densley (see https://leaseholdlawyer.wordpress.com/2011/05/26/tenancy-deposit-protection-developments/) which themselves followed on from the landmark … Continue reading

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Genuine dispute on substantial grouds?

I recently wrote a blog about the perils of section 8 proceedings.  The real problem for landlords is that where the Court has a discretion to make an order it creates uncertainty.  This is almost always the case where a … Continue reading

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Dispatches: Landlords from Hell

I watched Jon Snow’s Dispatches investigation on Monday night into rougue private landlords and was surprised to see the extent of the malpractice that was uncovered (http://www.channel4.com/programmes/dispatches/episode-guide/series-96/episode-1). He touched on many of the legal issues but I felt that the … Continue reading

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