In February 2013, Russell-Cooke posted a summary of the law relating to tenancy deposit protection. The recent Court of Appeal decision in Superstrike v Rodrigues has caused quite a stir. Edward Cracknell and Stephen Small, Solicitors in the Contentious Property team, summarise the consequences for landlords in light of both the case and subsequent guidance that has been jointly published by the deposit scheme providers.
Please note that since publishing, the legal position in respect of deposit protection has changed as a result of the Deregulation Act 2015.
A lightning bolt out of the blue for landlords - August 2013.pdf