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Most tenancies end amicably. Landlords and tenants agree for a suitable amount to be deducted from the deposit and the tenancy agreement is terminated. These deductions most often centre on outstanding cleaning and repair requirements, the everyday issues that still need to be paid for. But for a small proportion, estimated to be as low as 2%, the end of a tenancy means the start of a dispute. Here we explore how to reduce this possibility and resolve the impasse as quickly and painlessly as possible. 

The imminent abolition of Section 21 has been described as the “biggest change to the private rental sector in a generation” but also “the biggest threat to landlords and letting agents in years”. Here we explore what the end of Section 21 will mean for you as a landlord and how you can get prepared, organised and fully compliant for when the new legislation is in place. 

A holding deposit is often mixed up with tenancy deposit, but they are two different payments serving different functions. Here we look at what holding deposit means, things you should know before paying; and answer the most important question - will you get it back?