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Meg welcomes more rights for tenants

Friday, April 13, 2007

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn welcomed new rules to protect tenants in private rented accommodation. The new tenancy deposit laws, which came into force earlier this month, require landlords to use government credited schemes which make it easier for tenants to retrieve their deposits provided that there has been no damage to property.


Meg said:


‘It is often reported that when tenants vacate a property they have to wait months for their deposit to be returned to them. This is not only stressful for the tenant but damages the image of the private rented sector. The government tackled this problem by introducing these new powers, giving greater fairness in the rental market. When a tenant sticks to the rules, the landlord/agent will do so too.’


Deposits are taken by landlords to secure a financial commitment from the tenant to prevent loss or damage arising from the tenant's negligence or breach of the tenancy agreement. In the event of any damage (but not fair wear and tear), unpaid rent at the end of a tenancy and other losses consequent of the actions of the tenant, part of or the full deposit may be withheld. Where such losses do not arise, the deposit should be returned to the tenant promptly and in full.


For more information visit the Department for Communities and Local Government website at www.communities.gov.uk

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