Can you really afford a shock penalty of up to three times your tenant’s deposit? Because this is what Landlords who haven’t secured their deposits in a government authorised tenancy deposit scheme will receive.
Landlords have up to June 23 to sign up to an official deposit scheme.
Yet you’re in a spot of luck if this is you, because the government is giving out a 90 day amnesty for buy-to-let investors, meaning you can avoid the penalty altogether.
It is estimated that one in three of 1.5 million private landlords being unregistered. It is seemed to be a matter of convenience that deposits are not put into a scheme, despite the scheme being made compulsory eight years ago.
Yet a hefty deposit fine is not the only issue a Landlord can face when not registering in a tenancy deposit scheme, read our post: