Over the past few weeks there has been a lot of speculation about the so-called ‘Superstrike’ case and the impact on landlords and deposits.
The RLA has avoided a knee-jerk reaction, and has been working with all the other key stakeholders across the private rented sector (including deposit protection companies and landlord associations) to develop one set of guidelines for the industry, so that landlords can obtain consistent advice.
The Superstrike case was very complex and the RLA and its sector partners have worked hard to simplify the implications with a clear set of guidelines.
These guidelines are now available below and provide guidance for landlords affected by the Superstrike ruling. The RLA urges you to read them, download them, and keep them for future reference.
We hope you find the guidelines useful and if you have any doubts please do not hesitate to contact the RLA helpline on 0845 666 5000.
Help the RLA and its partners campaign against the Superstrike ruling: Complete our survey
In agreement with the Government and other landlord and agent organisations, we are conducting a survey to establish the extent of the problems possibly faced by landlords.
Landlords are affected by the Superstrike decision where they still hold a deposit. Those affected are:
- Landlords who took a deposit before April 2007 and who did not protect it. This was in line with Government advice at the time. However, as a result of Superstrike, where a fixed term tenancy ended after April 2007 then, if a statutory periodic tenancy started because the tenant stayed on, there could be implications for the landlord.
- For all deposits taken after April 2007, even where they have been protected, if a statutory periodic tenancy subsequently started at any time then the landlord could be affected.
Possibly there are other situations where the landlord could be affected as a result of the Superstrike case but this survey is to obtain information about those landlords who are still holding deposits in the two situations set out above.
Read the Superstrike guidelines now
Complete our Superstrike survey now
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