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Court of Appeal Ruling

Court of Appeal Ruling

Landlords and investors with property to let in Sutton should be made aware of the result of a recent case regarding tenant's deposits. The Court of Appeal’s decision that rent paid in advance does not count as a deposit, in the long-running case of Johnson v Old, will bring much welcomed relief to hundreds of landlords throughout the country.

The tenant, who was asked for six months rent in advance, because she did not have a set income (also common practice when tenants fail a credit check), had tried to dispute a Section 21 notice claiming the advanced rent was in fact a deposit.

The court however ruled that there was a distinction between rent paid in advance and a deposit.

Martin and Co letting agents in Sutton are experts when it comes to dealing with deposits or any other issues concerning renting property.

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