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Which section 21 notice should I use and does it matter anymore?

Under section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 a landlord is entitled to recover possession of a property let on an assured shorthold tenancy as of right at the end of or after the expiry of the initial fixed term, … Continue reading

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Are advance payments of rent caught by the Tenancy Deposit Scheme rules?

The short answer is in most cases probably not and I was a little surprised to find that this had been argued all the way to the Court of Appeal in Johnson and others v Old. The claim arose after … Continue reading

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Rent arrears on the rise again

The BBC reported last month that nearly 12% of all rent paid by residential tenants was in arrears.  Up by two percent from December 2010.  Traditionally, January is a time where arrears pick up as people tend to over extend themselves … Continue reading

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