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a recent email from Urban Sales & Lettings arrived on my desk and said that unless my personal residential address was on the tenancy agreement i would not be able to claim for rent. my agent uses their address on the ASTs. who is right? see full text of the email below.

"Would your tenancy agreement stand up in court?

In the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987,Section 47 requires a landlord to give their name and address on any written demands that are sent to their residential tenants.
A recent legal case has highlighted to landlords the importance of adhereing to this.

In the case of Beitov Properties v Elliston Bentley Martin [2012] the court ruled that as the landlord had used the address of his managing agents instead of his personal address on a demand notice a valid demand had not been served and therefore nothing was due from the tenant. The landlord in the case had been looking to recover service charge arrears from the tenant.

A demand includes any demand for rent or other sums payable to the landlord under the terms of the tenancy. It further states that if a tenant is provided with a demand which does not contain the information required, the sums will not be due unless and until the correct information is provided. Private landlords must provide their residential address and a company must provide its registered office. Using a managing agentís address is not sufficient."
02/10/2012 00:00

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