Landlords

Landlord Pays For Ignorance Of The Law

Landlord Pays For Ignorance Of The Law

Tenants who pay deposits to their landlord have legal protection as the rules for landlords are complex and the penalties for non-compliance are severe as one landlord discovered in the following case when he was given a £1,600 penalty and was denied a possession order.

Tenants Win £15,600 Damages over Leaky Pipes

Tenants Win £15,600 Damages over Leaky Pipes

Almost every flat lease requires tenants to avoid activities that might cause damage, or annoyance or nuisance to fellow residents. One such clause became the focus of a case in which a couple who endured a series of water and sewage leaks into their basement flat won substantial damages from their upstairs neighbours.