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Is a notice under section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 valid if the deposit was protected within 30 days, the prescribed information (other than the deposit protection certificate) was given to the tenant before the date the deposit was protected in a tenancy deposit scheme, but the deposit protection certificate was not given to the tenant for over one year after collection of the deposit from the tenant?

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Published on LexisPSL on 04/10/2017

The following Property Q&A produced in partnership with Sarah Finch of Hamlins provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Is a notice under section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 valid if the deposit was protected within 30 days, the prescribed information (other than the deposit protection certificate) was given to the tenant before the date the deposit was protected in a tenancy deposit scheme, but the deposit protection certificate was not given to the tenant for over one year after collection of the deposit from the tenant?
  • Deposit requirements
  • Failure to comply

Is a notice under section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 valid if the deposit was protected within 30 days, the prescribed information (other than the deposit protection certificate) was given to the tenant before the date the deposit was protected in a tenancy deposit scheme, but the deposit protection certificate was not given to the tenant for over one year after collection of the deposit from the tenant?

It is assumed that there are no other potential issues with the section 21 notice. You may find the following Practice Note: Tenancy deposit schemes useful for your purposes.

Deposit requirements

A landlord must, within 30 days of receipt of the deposit, protect the deposit in a government-backed tenancy deposit scheme and comply with the initial requirements of the scheme by giving the tenant and any relevant person certain prescribed information.

The prescribed information

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