9:10 AM, 14th December 2021, About a month ago 4
Hi, my name is Melissa Lawford, and I am the property correspondent at The Telegraph.
I’m writing about how landlords who arranged tenancies via Purplebricks could now have to make large payouts to their tenants because they were not served necessary legal (prescribed) documents about their deposits.
I’m keen to talk to landlords who have used Purplebricks and may be affected. What does this mean for you? Please get in touch, firstname.lastname@example.org, 07936135425
Thank you so much for your help,
Rachel Mortimer of the Telegraph wrote:
“Purplebricks could face a bill of as much as £30m after it put thousands of landlords at risk of being fined through a failure to follow basic tenancy law.
It is understood that since the online estate agent was founded in 2012, it has failed to properly serve legally required documents to tenants explaining their deposits have been put into a national protection scheme.
Tenants have a six-year limitation period in which to make a claim against either the agent or their landlord. A source with knowledge of the business said Purplebricks’ historic liabilities could be as high as £30m, assuming everyone eligible to make a claim did so.”
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