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Localism Act 2011

  • A five part act.
  • One part relates to property:
    • Deposits 
      • how they are protected
      • the time to protect - 30 days
      • when they should be repaid
      • how they are held - custodial or insurance.
      • when they must be registered - ASTs only
      • the prescribed information required to be given to interested parties - tenants and guarantors etc.
      • penalties of 1 to 3 times the value of the deposit for failure to comply
    • EPCs:
      • These must be procured prior to marketing.
      • made available to prospective tenants prior to viewings.
      • From 2018 must not be rated below 'E'
Published: 13 October 2015 Last Updated: 17 November 2021