In 2010 I separated from my wife and when the ‘joint’ AST we had together came up for renewal I remained in the property with a new ‘sole’ AST agreement.
I have recently been served with a Section 21 and I now realise that the deposit protection certificate ( prescribed information ) I have from My Deposits is for the previous ‘joint’ tenancy – I have checked their online deposit checker and my ex wife’s name is still registered under the deposit. It appears my landlord or his agent failed to reprotect the deposit for the new ‘sole’ tenancy. On my AST agreements – renewed each year – it says a deposit has been taken but I have never received correct prescribed information to confirm this – all the certificates I have relate to the previous joint tenancy – m ex wife’s name is on all of them as the other tenant. My tenancy has now lapsed into a SPT.
Can he serve me with a Section 21 and can I make a claim against him ?