Jade Brooksbank, residential property disputes practitioner is warning landlords to be wary of complex tenancy deposit laws as a result of a landmark national case.
In the recent case of Superstrike vs Marino Rodrigues, the tenant's fixed assured shorthold tenancy rolled into a statutory periodic tenancy. As the original tenancy was created before the introduction of mandatory tenancy deposit protection laws in April 2007, the landlords did not protect the deposit as they were under no obligation to do so.
A recent decision at tribunal could rock the boat for employers with shift workers and employees in similar irregular work patterns. In the Neal v Freightliner Ltd an employment tribunal has held that a freight worker was entitled to have overtime payments and shift premia counted towards his holiday pay. This is because the payments were intrinsically linked to the performance of the tasks he was required to carry out under his contract of employment.
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