How to Partially Repay a Tenancy Deposit and Return Amounts in Excess of Five Week Cap

How to reduce your tenancy deposit to five weeks' rent ahead of the tenant fees act capping deposits.

Step-by-Step Guides for All Three Deposit Schemes

The Tenant Fees Acts (2019) brought in a cap for tenancy deposits. The rules apply to new tenancies and renewals from 1st June 2019. They will apply to all tenancies, including ongoing ones, from 1st June 2020. 

The new rules cap tenancy deposits to a maximum of five times the weekly rent for the property. Any deposit held above the cap of five weeks’ rent after 1st June 2020 will be considered a prohibited payment. Prohibited payments bring the risk of a £5,000 fine per payment.

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How to Increase the Rent by Serving a Section 13 Notice

How to use section 13 of the Housing Act to increase the rent of a tenancy.

What is a Section 13 Notice?

Section 13 is a way for landlords to increase the rent they charge for a property. It refers to Section 13 of the Housing Act (1988). 

Landlords can only use Section 13 for assured periodic tenancies. These are tenancies that are not within a fixed term. For example, the fixed term may have expired, meaning the tenancy has automatically become a periodic tenancy

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