Adjudicator advise

Tenant or Landlord, Who Pays Utility Bills and Council Tax

A tenant is usually liable for council tax and utility bills during the tenancy period A tenancy agreement will usually stipulate that a tenant is liable for council tax and utility bills during the period of a tenancy and many disputes arise where a tenant has not...

Tenant negligence, damage during the tenancy

Damage to fixtures or fittings and the fabric of the property In considering any claim for damage and where liability is disputed, an adjudicator will compare the evidence as to the condition of the property at the start and end of a tenancy in order to establish if...

Going to Court over tenancy deposit dispute

Using an ADR Service or going to Court over tenancy deposit dispute With consideration to the Overriding Objective in the Civil Procedure Rules of England and Wales, litigation should always be a tool of last resort. In practice, this means that going to Court should...

Landlord-Tenant disputes – Betterment and average lifespans

The end of a tenancy can raise several landlords vs tenant disputes Where an adjudicator in a deposit dispute is satisfied, on the balance of probabilities, that the landlord is entitled to claim for damage or redecoration, an adjudicator...

Top tips to solve rent arrears, notice, and the end of a tenancy

A tenant in a rented property is not required to give the notice to bring the tenancy to an end at the end of a fixed-term tenancy. This is because a fixed term agreement comes to an end at the end of the fixed term, and no periodic tenancy will arise if the tenant...