Landlords can celebrate as post-Superstrike issues are cleared up

Associate Solicitor Daniela CatuaraLandlords across the country have been given cause to celebrate as the issues created by the House of Lords decision in Superstrike Ltd v Rodrigues have been remedied by amendments in a new act.

The Deregulation Act 2015, which received royal assent on 26 March, introduces provisions that rectify the post-Superstrike issues, which had left many landlords and agents at risk of penalties of up to three times the deposit plus the return of the deposit and invalid Section 21 notices.

The changes relating to tenancy deposits take effect immediately (and with retrospective effect), while other changes to the law affecting residential landlords and tenants in assured shorthold tenancies (AST) introduced by the act will come into force later.

Gaby Hardwicke Associate Solicitor Daniela Catuara has compiled a Briefing Note that provides an overview of the changes.

For expert legal advice on landlord and tenant matters contact Daniela Catuara on 01323 435 900 or .

Posted: 20 April 2015

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