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Statutory deposits – landlord strikes out

Summary

A Court of Appeal decision[1] has confirmed that a tenant’s deposit needs to be protected where:

  • the initial fixed-term assured shorthold tenancy (AST) was entered into before 6 April 2007; and
  • the initial fixed term ended at some point after 6 April 2007 and the tenancy has not been renewed or determined, so a statutory periodic tenancy arose. More…