Next week is a big week for political parties but it is also a big week for tenancy deposit protection.
Two key cases, Universal Estates v Tiensia and Honeysuckle Properties v Fletcher, are both being heard together before the Court of Appeal on 7 May.
Universal Estates concerns late registration of a tenancy deposit with the MyDeposits scheme. At first instance, the County Court held that the MyDeposits scheme had an initial requirement that the deposit be paid within 14 days on the basis of a statement made on a leaflet supplied to the tenant by the scheme. This is in direct contrast to the ruling of the High Court in the case of Draycott v Hannells Lettings which we have discussed on this blog at length.
The facts in Honeysuckle Properties are unknown but it is a case on which the Government are intervening and was originally intended to be the one that set the marker for all tenancy deposit protection cases.
The Court of Appeal ruling will be important and could overturn the High Court decision in Draycott so it will no doubt be awaited with baited breath by a number of different groups.