This has just caused a lot of “panic” in the landlord community. Its a new interpretation of the rules regarding the end of an AST & move to a Statutory Periodic (rollover period) Tenancy and Deposit Protection Schemes.

Total confusion. Landlords, the DPS itself, Rental Agents all may be inadvertently breaking the law. Everyones interpretation of the law was seemingly consistent; until this judgement. What a pigs breakfast. It needs urgent clarification and amendments to the legislation as well as backdating if thats possible.

At worst its an increase in costs for landlords, which ultimately will mean the tenant will have to pay more.

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