De-regulation Is Here.

De-regulation Is Here.

Changes to Tenancy Deposit Protection (TDP) Legislation Announced.

De-regulation Is Here.

Information Provided by the National Landlord's Association:

The Deregulation Bill has recently received Royal Assent and now is the time for all landlords to ensure that their properties are compliant with the new laws.    

The Act contains amendments to Tenancy Deposit Protection (TDP) legislation, lobbied for by the NLA, to finally correct the issues created by the Superstrike and Charalambous legal decisions which imposed unreasonable duties on landlords with tenancies which pre-dated TDP.  For more details please go here.

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.