Friday, May 20, 2011
No effective protection for deposits following Court of Appeal decision
Given the large number of renters here, this is of importance. The article is by a lawyer, interpreting the effect of a Court of Appeal decision on the previous government's tenancy deposit protection scheme. Essentially, the court has ruled that the penalties cannot be applied if the tenancy has finished (which kind of defeats the purpose), so landlords can do what they wish (again).