On Wednesday 9th February 2011 PainSmith has a case appearing in the High Court which should provide a further binding decision on Tenancy Deposit Protection under the Housing Act 2004.
In Potts –v- Densley & Pays there are two issues for the Court to consider:
1. Whether the trial judge had made the wrong decision in refusing to award the penalty pursuant to s214 of the Housing Act 2004 for three times the value of the deposit despite having found that the Landlord had breached s213 by failing to lodge the deposit with a deposit scheme.
2. Whether the prescribed information required to be given to the tenant pursuant to s213 (5) and s213 (6) of the Act had been complied with in these particular circumstances.
This case relates to the registration of the deposit post the expiration of the tenancy and PainSmith is acting for the Claimant. Although it is unlikely that we will receive a decision on the 9th February it will no doubt be reported on this blog as soon as we receive it.