New adjudicator advice to aid landlords in deposit disputes
With deposit disputes between landlord and tenant on the rise, a number of adjudicators have come up with new strategy to aid the former group in a conflict over the return of money.
Essentially a checklist available online, the plan is devised to make sure landlords and their letting agent partners follow certain protocols which will combat any grey areas at the end of a tenancy term. In the case of a dispute, landlords will be better placed under the new system relieving the increasing strain upon adjudicators such as mydeposit.
The numbers of cases that reach a court of law are small, normally brought about by consistently defaulting tenants or some sort of damage to building and/or contents. All of this can be avoided by the landlord through ensuring their inventory study is comprehensive and the terms set out in their tenancy agreement follow suit.
Senior scheme officials have echoed those exact sentiments, wholeheartedly urging landlords to be through right from day one. This approach should be followed through right to the end of the tenancy period.
All this helps alleviate disputes regarding deposits with landlords warned that they can not keep hold of deposit money unless they can provide transparent evidence to highlight a tenants discrepancy.