Superstrike Ltd v Rodrigues – WLR Daily

Posted June 18th, 2013 in appeals, deposits, landlord & tenant, law reports by sally

Superstrike Ltd v Rodrigues [2013] EWCA Civ 669; [2013] WLR (D) 235

“Where a tenant had paid a deposit under an assured shorthold tenancy for a fixed term which began before, but ended after, the commencement of section 213 of the Housing Act 2004, the landlord was obliged to deal with the deposit in accordance with an authorised scheme within 14 days of the coming into being of a new statutory periodic tenancy upon expiry of the fixed term; and by virtue of section 215(1) of the 2004 Act, non-compliance with that obligation precluded service by the landlord of a valid notice under section 21 of the Housing Act 1988.”

WLR Daily, 14th June 2013