Deposit protection keeper Steve Harriott is promoting a love-in between landlords and tenants over the myth that they are constantly at war over money.
After five years of tenancy deposit protection laws, only 1% of tenancies have issues over the return of deposits at the end of an agreement, revealed Harriott, chief executive of The Tenancy Deposit Scheme. Continue reading It’s love not war between landlords and tenants
As regular readers of P118 will know, the rocky road of tenancy deposits was pretty much a farce from its introduction in 2007 and has been right up to the present day.
I’ve been involved in housing law for most of my working life and I have to say I have never seen anything quite like it. The law unraveled faster than Jeffrey Archer in a witness stand. Continue reading Localism and Tenancy Deposits
Following my blog The Devil is in the Detail, I want to pass on some information that will help landlords avoid being caught out.
- “When you protect a deposit you are asked if there is a third party who has provided the deposit. Most of us assume that the tenant has provided their own deposit and click the NO box. But did we actually asks the tenant?”
Continue reading Further Warnings to Landlords about Tenants Deposit Protection
The Tenant Deposit Scheme recently released shocking figures showing that only 19 per cent of disputes over tenants’ deposits are won by landlords. This statistic could be vastly improved if landlords better protected themselves at the start, during, and at the end of a tenancy agreement, according to the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC). Continue reading How landlords can improve their chances in a dispute
Why the legislation was introduced-
According to the last Labour government, a significant number of landlords were abusing their position and holding on to deposit money that rightfully should have been returned to the tenant at the end of the tenancy. Continue reading Are the Tenancy Deposit Bodies Biased Toward Tenants?
Landlords and tenants locked in disputes over keeping rental deposits can take advice about negotiating a settlement from a new guide, jointly published by the three deposit protection agencies.
Continue reading New tenant deposit dispute guidelines for landlords