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Running a buy to let property – Landlord law FAQ Cautionary Tales, Latest Articles, Lettings & Management

Landlords are often fined huge sums in court for failing to maintain their properties.  Some deserve their fines but many others are confused by the law and rely on advice from letting agents and other property professionals who may not know much better themselves. 

This troubleshooting guide for buy to let landlords answers many of the most common questions: Continue reading Running a buy to let property – Landlord law FAQ


Landlord escapes deposit protection penalty under legal loophole. A loophole in the wording of a law designed to penalise landlords who fail to protect tenant deposits has been exposed in court. Favourite Articles, Latest Articles, Lettings & Management

Cash Locked UpThe case highlighted the wording of Section 214 of The Housing Act 2004, which concerns courts making an order for landlords to protect a deposit or return the money in full to the tenant.

The section also allows a court to penalise a landlord who fails to protect a deposit by imposing a penalty of three times the deposit amount. Continue reading Landlord escapes deposit protection penalty under legal loophole. A loophole in the wording of a law designed to penalise landlords who fail to protect tenant deposits has been exposed in court.


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