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Something to sit on the Government website? Questions on the Tenants' Charter

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Eric Pickles, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government,launched a series of plans relating to the private rented sector on 16 October 2013.  Perhaps the most important of these was that the government will publish a new code of practice setting standards for the management of property in the private rented sector, with...

Posted by Steve Harriott, CEO on 17 October 2013

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What's in a title? New housing minister appointed

 “What's in a title?” This was Kris Hopkins’ response to the CIH on Twitter when asked about his promotion to housing minister this week. Despite being broadly welcomed by the industry, the revelation that the post of housing minister has been downgraded to a more junior ministerial position did cause some anxiety. 

Posted by Chris Kendall on 9 October 2013

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TDS YouTube: 5 tips for happy deposit protection

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Do you have problems navigating the minefield of tenancy deposit protection? Do you have a robust tenancy agreement? A detailed check in and check out report? An inventory? These may all prove to be very useful if you have a dispute. Ben Beadle has come up with five top tips for agents and landlords for...

Posted by Ben Beadle on 7 October 2013

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Response to Capita announcement

Responding to the news that Capita TDP is withdrawing from tenancy deposit protection in England and Wales, TDS Chief Executive Steve Harriott said “It is clearly a surprise that only six months into a new contract, one of the entrants has chosen to withdraw at such an early stage. What is important though is that...

Posted by Steve Harriott on 24 September 2013

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£775 fine for an incorrect postcode!

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As I wrote in my last article, we are beginning to see deposit protection cases enter the Scottish Courts. Ross Fraser & Alison Pease v Andrew Meehan, made it clear that Sheriffs are willing to hand down the maximum penalty of three times the deposit for deliberate breaches of The Tenancy Deposit Schemes (Scotland) Regulations...

Posted by Steve Harriott, CEO on 10 September 2013

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Maximum penalty for Scottish landlord

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Steve Harriott, TDS Just 14 months on from the launch of tenancy deposit protection in Scotland the Courts have started to get their first cases for failure to comply with the legislation. The most recent case saw a landlord receive the full penalty for failing to protect a deposit; I have also written about another...

Posted by Steve Harriott, CEO on 10 September 2013

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Tribute to the late Nick Cooper

*We were all deeply saddened last week to hear of the passing of Nick Cooper, Managing Director of Northwood.*

Posted by Tenancy Deposit Scheme on 29 August 2013

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I can see clearly now.... new Adjudication Digest

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  Cracked window

Posted by Mike Morgan, Head of Dispute Resolution on 19 August 2013

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English Housing Survey - Latest deposit statistics

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* English Housing Survey - *Latest deposit statistics**

Posted by Steve Harriott, CEO on 17 July 2013

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