Represent Law have obtained a pre-trial settlement of s.214(4) deposit protection claims pre-trial.
The landlord in question had failed to protect the tenant's deposit for two qualifying tenancies. Proceedings were issued in the country court and the landlord agreed a settlement of £4,000 in repect of the s.214(4) claims and £2,320 for costs.
Again this is another great result and Represent Law are delighted to have helped another tenant obtain justice.
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A landlord in East London has been ordered to pay 5 former tenants £20,674 as a rent repayment order ("RRO") for running an unlicensed House In Multiple Occupancy ("HMO").
The Landlord tried to argue that he wasn't really the tenants' landlord and hence not liable for the penalty. However, the landlord's argument was rejected by the Property Tribunal.
The Tribunal ordered that the landlord pay his former tenants who had applied for the Rent Repayment Order 100% of the rent that they claimed for the period that they lived at the property.
Represent Law is delighted to represent the tenants and notes that the tribunal made the maximum award possible of 100% of the tenants' rent.
Represent Law are delighted to have obtained a court order for £8,800 for a client in Birmingham.
The landlord and his agent had argued that the tenant did not pay a deposit and that the money held by the agent was an advance rent and not subject to the deposit protection legislation. Represent Law argued against this noting that the letting agent's own description of the "advance rent" exactly matched the definition of a deposit in the Housing Act 2004 and as such the deposit required protection.
The judge agreed with this analysis and ordered that the landlord pay the tenant 3x the deposit for each of 5 tenancies in addition to ordering that the landlord return the deposit plus costs.
This is a great result and once again shows that landlords and agents who try to evade their deposit protection responsibilities are liable for significant financial penalties.
REPRESENT LAW OBTAINS £12,461.58 IN OUT-OF-COURT SETTLEMENT FOR 2 TENANTS IN DEPOSIT PROTECTION CLAIM
Represent Law is delighted to have obtained £12,461.58 in an out of court settlement for two tenants in deposit protection claims against their former landlords. The £12,461.58 also included the return of the remaining part of their deposit which had been withheld from them for more than a year since they vacated the property.
This is a great result and we are delighted to have helped our clients obtain justice in this case.