The Rental Housing Act is very prescriptive on the management of rental deposits and applying the deposits to the cost of repairing damages. Failure to adhere strictly to the prescripts of the Act can result in the landlord not being entitled to claim the cost of repairing damages from the rental deposit and having to foot the bill themselves.
If this happens as a result of the failure of the rental agent failing to adhere to the prescripts of the RHA, the landlord could be entitled to claim their loss from the agent!
In this MasterClass we delve into this topic in detail and answering, amongst others, the following questions:
- Is the landlord obliged to seek quotes?
- Does the landlord need the tenant’s permission to deduct damages from their rental deposit?
- What happens if the entry inspection report has been lost?
- Can the landlord deduct damages on the basis of quotes?
- Is the tenant entitled to copies of the invoices?
- Does the tenant need to approve the cost of repairs?
- Does the tenant have a right to effect repairs themselves? If so, when?
On completion you will be issued with a Certificate of Completion, including 2 non-verifiable CPD points for Professional Development.
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