(This note is not part of the Order)
Under section 212 of the Housing Act 2004 (“the Act”) the appropriate national authority (being, in England, the Secretary of State, and in Wales, the National Assembly for Wales) must make arrangements for securing that one or more tenancy deposit schemes are available for the purpose of safeguarding tenancy deposits paid in connection with shorthold tenancies. Such a scheme must comply with the requirements of Schedule 10.
This Order, which extends to England and Wales, inserts new provisions into Schedule 10 to the Act in the following respects.
(articles 4 and 5).
(articles 10 to 12).