Deregulation Bill - Deposit and Prescribed Info nightmare - Great news!!!

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The Deregulation Bill received Royal Assent 26 Apr 2015.

The Act contains amendments to Deposit legislation to finally correct the issues created by the Superstrike and Charalambous legal decisions which imposed unreasonable duties on landlords with tenancies which pre-dated Tenanacy Deposit Protection.

New law....

Any deposits taken before April 2007 and where the tenancy has become periodic after that date, must be protected and the prescribed information must be served within 90 days. Then the deposit will be treated as if it had always been protected.

Any deposits taken after April 2007, that were protected with the prescribed information and have been served at some stage during the initial tenancy, will be treated as if the prescribed information had been served on every renewal or whenever a statutory periodic tenancy arose.

Any deposits taken before April 2007, which became periodic before that date must be protected or the money must be returned to the tenant (or the person who paid it) before a s21 notice can be served! Landlords will not be liable for any financial penalty for non-protection.

The prescribed information rules have been amended to allow for agents details to be given instead of landlords details where the agent is dealing with the deposit. The 90 day period is a chance for all landlords and letting agents to regularise the situation regarding their deposits.
28/03/2015 16:46

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