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Service of Prescribed Information Relating to Tenancy Deposits

Can the Landlord be too early? 1. I recently represented the landlord in a protracted tenancy dispute in the County Court. After three hearings, a single issue remained to be decided: whether the landlord had satisfied the requirement of s.213(6) of the Housing Act 2004, in circumstances where the tenant contended that the prescribed information had been provided too early. The statutory framework 2. Sections 213 and 214 of the Housing Act 2004 (as amended by the Localism Act 2011) provide requirements in respect of deposits paid in connection with shorthold tenancies, and penalties for non-compliance with those requirements. In particular, s.213(6) provides that prescribed information* mu

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