Spotlight: Charalambous v Ng

Paul Sagar scrutinises this Court of Appeal decision from December 2014, which has significant implications for any residential landlords who are holding deposits taken before held before sections 213-215 of the Housing Act 2004 came into force. As Paul explains, Charalambous spells out that a landlord is subject to the penalties in respect of serving notice under section 21 of the Housing Act 1988, even though they were never required by a tenancy deposit scheme to protect the deposit they hold.

This article first appeared in The Law Society Property Section.