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From whence does arise the idea that how to rent in England ought to be served *at the start of the tenancy*?

The beginning of the tenancy is defined in section 45(2) of the Housing Act 1988 as: the day on which the tenancy is entered into or, if it is later, the day on which, under the terms of any lease, ...
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Tenancies and the GDPR

Anyone who processes personal data using electronic means or with some filing system is a data controller, as long as they fall within the GDPR's territorial scope, they're not doing the processing ...
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Do automatically generated notifications from deposit protection schemes' own computer systems adequately fulfill landlords statutory obligations?

If they provide the required information within the required time The “landlord … must give the tenant” does not imply that the service must be done personally. So long as the landlords actions cause ...
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Must a deposit be reprotected for each successive tenancy, even if both the tenant and property remain the same?

No. If the landlord, tenant and property remain the same, and all the rules were followed for the original deposit, then no further action needs to be taken. This applies however many times the ...
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Is there any lawful reason for a prospective landlord in Scotland to inquire of a potential tenant's nationality?

The official Scottish government website, under the section headed Proof of identity uses the terms "could" and "can" which, in the UK, do not impose a statutory duty or obligation ...
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By what provisions is a s21 notice invalid without service of prerequisite other materials and when we're they introduced?

The requirement to give the tenant information about how the deposit is being protected is covered by section 213(6) of the Housing Act 2004, and linked to section 21 notices by section 215(2). For ...
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What are the effective differences between an assured tenancy and an assured shorthold tenancy?

The principal difference between as assured tenancy and an assured shorthold tenancy concerns section 21 ("no fault") evictions. ASTs have them; ATs don't. For an AT, an eviction can only ...
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In Berrisford v Mexfield [2011], what does Lord Neuberger mean by 'a fetter of uncertain duration on the right to serve a notice to quit'?

A notice to quit is a technical term for a particular type of document, given to a tenant by a landlord to inform the tenant that they must move out. To "quit" generally means to leave a ...
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Kansas - Can an apartment charge me a pet deposit/fee despite specifying in the lease that no deposit or fee would be necessary?

According to Kansas renter rights, your landlord cannot charge you for a pet deposit if it wasn't specified in your lease. If by chance, you have already paid your landlord money for your pet, you may ...
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