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Renewing a Tenancy Agreement


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18 October 2012

Landlords need to be careful that they do not breach the rules relating to tenancy renewals.

Each time a tenancy agreement is renewed, a new tenancy agreement is created. As a result, the Deposit Protection rules require the landlord to issue a fresh Deposit Protection Certificate ('DPC').

Under the rules, a DPC must be issued to the tenant within 30 days. If the landlord misses this deadline, the landlord could be liable to be ordered to pay compensation to the tenant equating to three times the deposit amount, and the landlord will be barred from serving a Section 21 Notice on the tenant to re-gain possession of the property, even where the tenant has caused damage to the property or there are rent arrears.

It is therefore essential that landlords and letting agents are vigilant when dealing with tenancy renewals, to avoid serious repercussions.

Author: Inam Ali is an Associate Solicitor at Lawdit Solicitors, and can be contacted at

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