A Court of Appeal decision this week makes it clear that supplying every category of prescribed information to the tenant within 30 days of taking an AST deposit is necessary. Late or partial compliance will not be sufficient.
Ed Cracknell summarises this recent development in this briefing.
Please note that since publishing, the legal position in respect of deposit protection has changed as a result of the Deregulation Act 2015.
Recent development in tenancy deposit legislation - November 2012.pdf