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Landlords must check they hit the spot with deposits

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Claims for incorrectly handled property rental deposits are soaring and landlords should be alert to the danger and ensure they or their agents are complying with the legal requirements to avoid high penalties. According to figures from insurers DAC...

Contradictory contract clauses can cause confusion!

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Occasionally, a landlord will want to vary the terms of its' existing tenancy agreements. The need to vary can arise because the tenancy agreement needs updating, it does not adequately deal with current issues, or to allow for the addition, removal or...

Further changes to Tenancy Deposit rules

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In April 2007 (under the Housing Act 2004), measures were introduced providing that if the landlord failed to protect a deposit under an assured shorthold tenancy, within 14 days of receipt of that deposit, then the tenant could apply to the Court, which...