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Under section 8A(2) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987, the landlord is required to send the draft contract to the 'nominated person' within one month of the date of service of the notice of nomination. The landlord fails to issue the draft contract within that period but does send it later on. Is the time period within which the nominated person must pay the deposit calculated from the date the contract was actually sent or from when it should have been sent?

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Published on LexisPSL on 28/07/2021

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  • Under section 8A(2) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987, the landlord is required to send the draft contract to the 'nominated person' within one month of the date of service of the notice of nomination. The landlord fails to issue the draft contract within that period but does send it later on. Is the time period within which the nominated person must pay the deposit calculated from the date the contract was actually sent or from when it should have been sent?

Under section 8A(2) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987, the landlord is required to send the draft contract to the 'nominated person' within one month of the date of service of the notice of nomination. The landlord fails to issue the draft contract within that period but does send it later on. Is the time period within which the nominated person must pay the deposit calculated from the date the contract was actually sent or from when it should have been sent?

This Q&A assumes that the sale is not by auction.

Where a landlord has made an offer to qualifying tenants to dispose of an interest pursuant to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 (LTA 1987) and the offer has been accepted and a person 'duly nominated', the landlord must either serve notice on the nominated person within one month indicating an intention

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