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Tenancy Deposits

We are still being asked a lot of questions about tenancy deposits and the tenancy deposit situation and what’s happened since the Superstrike case. Also, it’s pretty obvious from the enquiries we get that there are landlords around who are...
Some tenants have been caught out by fraudsters posing as landlords working some kind of a cash deposit scam or other frauds. These people have been advertising properties to let on websites or the local press, meeting prospective...
Key Points: Tenancy Deposit Scheme - From 6 April 2007, all deposits taken by landlords for an Assured Shorthold Tenancies in England and Wales (the vast majority of tenancies), must be protected by a tenancy deposit protection scheme. From this date, tenants can ask...
Rent Guarantee and Legal Expenses? Providing you have done your tenant screening and verifying properly (see 20 Steps to Successful Landlording) you shouldn't have problems with rent payments. However, even the best tenants can sometimes have difficulty paying their rent through no...
Key Points If you decide to take a Security Deposit for an Assures Shorthold Tenancy (AST) you must inform your tenants within 14 days of taking it which scheme you intend to use. Holding Deposits are not affected. You don't have to take a deposit. It's...