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Tenancy Deposit Scheme & Localism Bill

Landlord and Tenant

The government has proposed changes to the Localism Bill to try and address the imbalance between landlords and tenants after a run of cases found in favour of the landlord.

The amendments include; placing strict liability on a landlords to protect a tenant’s deposit and provide the mandatory information required within 30 days; where a landlord has failed in its obligations tenant’s will be allowed to make an application to the court even when the tenancy has ended; the court must also makes an order for the return/payment of a deposit and payment of a penalty charge.

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