Landlords who fail to secure a tenant’s deposit with one of the approved deposit schemes will find themselves without much recourse if they are forced to go to court for possession. While there was once some leeway, the courts will now come down hard on landlords...


 In early June, a story went out about Southampton striker, Lee Barnard, serving an illegal 14-day notice on 11 tenants after he and his partner, model Tonya French, bought a 14-bedroom townhouse in Chelmsford. Once the council stepped in to inform Barnard the notices were...


 The Property Misdescriptions Act 1991 is slated for repeal in October. The government considers the act duplicative of the provisions contained in the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations (CPR) (implemented May 2008). Both sets of laws apply to estate agents...