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New Law on Revenge Evictions Goes Cold

The BBC reported this week that fewer than half of the local authorities in England have been called upon to prevent so-called “revenge evictions” since new laws came into force on 1 October 2015. The headline implies that councils might be failing to exercise new statutory powers intended to protect assured shorthold tenants from unscrupulous

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Private tenants’ claims – Human Rights won’t wash

The Supreme Court has clarified that Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), an individual’s right to respect for private family life and their home, has no bearing on the court’s decision to grant a possession order against a private sector tenant. Fiona McDonald occupied her home under an Assured Shorthold Tenancy

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Tenancy Deposit Schemes: surprise decision on pre-2007 deposits!

Another court decision equals another headache for landlords of residential property. Landlords have to do two things within 30 days of receiving a deposit paid in connection with an assured shorthold tenancy: first, pay the deposit into a registered scheme and second, give the tenant certain prescribed information about how the deposit is held. Unless

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Residential landlords risk losing deposits and paying a penalty if they fail to give tenants the required information

Picture this:  a difficult tenant decides that they don’t want to leave the property at the end of its lease and the landlord can’t wait to see the back of them.  The landlord wants to recover possession and use the tenant’s deposit to pay for any damage that the troublesome tenant has caused. It sounds