We have been informed that Mr Edwin Haddock (Ed) of Taylors Estate Agents formerly operating from 135 London Road, North End, Portsmouth, was made bankrupt on 11th November 2015. We have spoken to the Trustee in Bankruptcy, and they say that at this stage they know very little but are gathering information. There was a client money account which has been frozen by the bank resulting in Tenants rent payments being returned by the bank. Some tenants have been informed that deposits were protected but in light of our experience with other agents who have failed, no assumptions should be made.
You are reminded that Landlords can be held liable where deposits have not been protected by their agent.
PDPLA would also like to hear of any affected members.
Written & oral information and advice from the Portsmouth & District Private Landlord's Association is given in good faith, but no responsibility whatsoever is accepted by the Association or it's officers for the accuracy of it's information & advice nor shall the Association be held responsible for the consequences of reliance upon such information.