When determining a private rented tenant’s right and their landlord’s obligation there are two important questions:
1) Was a tenancy deposit paid;
2) Where the deposit obligations followed?
Depending on the answers it may afford a tenant a defence if the private landlord seeks possession as well as a money claim
New Tenancy Deposits Guide
Further to our post on Tenancy Deposits, which is now a bit dated we have now created Tenancy Deposits Overview a quick guide covering some of the more recent cases in the area in a structred overview of the topic.
We shall amend this PDF as time goes on with more case law and more details including how to bring, mitigate and defend tenancy deposit claims.
Please remember this is not a substitute for a qualified Solicitor.Please only use it to better prepare yourself for when you meet with a Solicitor or qualified legal advisor. Any advice is academic in nature and should not be relied upon.
If you have a legal problem, you should consult a qualified solicitor. DO NOT rely on any advice given herein or in the linked posts.
If you want more detail in relation to an aspect of tenancy deposit law please comment below and we shall add it to our next version.Tenancy Deposit - Case Overview by Arfan Bhatti