In this week’s #ExpertView, Debbie Davies, Assistant Director of Business Development at Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS), discusses today’s ARLA Propertymark Conference 2019, which TDS is co-sponsoring

Today (2nd of April 2019), the ARLA Propertymark Conference will be held at ExCeL London and the Tenancy Deposit Scheme will be co-sponsoring the event. Come and meet the TDS team at stand C9.

ARLA Propertymark aims to raise standards amongst letting agents, from independent outfits to larger organisations, in order that letting agents, landlords and tenants can enjoy a better experience when finding and managing a property.

It’s a great opportunity to network and find out more about some of the excellent work being done in the PRS and we’re excited to be involved again. Indeed, the conference is one of the UK’s biggest and most highly respected lettings forum.

Delegates will be able to learn more about legislation pertaining to the industry, including updates on the Tenant Fees Ban and deposit cap; educational aspect of the conference is something we relish. TDS has a mission to raise awareness of Tenancy Deposit Protection to tenants and those working within the sector.

Last year’s event welcomed over 950 delegates and was sold out well in advance – a clear sign that the opportunities offered by the conference are in high demand.

In addition to the educational aspect of the conference and a range of speakers, there will also be an exhibition space with stands displaying a wide array of interesting products and services from furnishing services to utility management and, yes, tenancy deposit protection.

We’re looking forward to attending again, seeing some familiar faces and meeting new ones, as well as learning about the latest developments in raising standards amongst letting agents.  Come and meet the TDS team, at stand C9, at this prestigious event next year; we will be there to answer all of your tenancy deposit-related questions.

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About the author:

Debbie Davies joined TDS in July 2017 as the Assistant Director of Business Development.  She has an extensive background in the property industry with over 18 years’ experience in residential lettings.

Debbie brings her passion for raising standards in the lettings industry into her role and is responsible for the digital marketing, advertising, communications and events management for TDS with a firm focus on business development across the TDS brand including TDS England & Wales, TDS Northern Ireland, TDS Academy and TDS Charitable Foundation.

About TDS:

Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) is a government-approved scheme for the protection of tenancy deposits; TDS offers both Insured and Custodial protection and also provides fair adjudication for disputes that arise over the tenancy deposits that we protect.

We provide invaluable training in tenancy deposit protection and disputes for agents and landlords through the TDS Academy as well as joining with MOL to provide the Technical Award in Residential Tenancy Deposits.

TDS Insured Scheme: where a TDS member can hold the tenancy deposits as stakeholder during the term of the tenancy.

TDS Custodial Scheme: where TDS hold the deposit for the duration of the tenancy.

TDS Academy: TDS provides property professionals with invaluable training in tenancy deposit protection and tenancy deposit disputes.

TDS Northern Ireland: TDS is Northern Ireland’s leading and only not for profit tenancy deposit protection scheme.

TDS can only comment on the process for our scheme, other deposit protection schemes may have a different process/require different steps. Content is correct at the time of writing.

These views are those of the author alone and do not necessarily reflect the view of TDS, its officers and employees.

ARLA|Propertymark: For agents who would like to stay up to date, you can contact Propertymark | ARLA at: By being a member of Propertymark | ARLA you will be eligible for TDS Insured best headline rates.

RLA: If you are a landlord and would like to keep up to date with any changes that may affect you or your responsibilities, you can contact the RLA at: and quote reference: dg715 to receive 25% off your first year’s membership.

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