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Rental deposit loan scheme launched for tenants

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*We don’t normally go to the supermarket to find out about the latest developments in the private rented sector.*

Posted by on 3 February 2015

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Adjudication Digest: "I'm sure it will be fine....."

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* *The Adjudication Digest takes a recent decision by a TDS Adjudicator and sets out the reasoning behind the decision.  The aim of these Digest reports is to help tenants, landlords and agents better understand how we make our adjudication decisions.

Posted by Michael Morgan, Director of Dispute Resolution on 30 January 2015

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Can you smell the deprivation in the private rented sector?

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*  **Standards in private rented sector housing were put before Parliament once again yesterday in a Bill to make private landlords meet the Decent Homes Standard. *

Posted by Chris Kendall, Tenancy Deposit Scheme on 29 January 2015

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Raising the rent: keeping it fair and reasonable

*2014 saw the buy-to-let market positively flourishing. The most recent statistics put the annual increase in mortgage lending for rental property purchase at 22% by volume and 29% by value 1. Nevertheless, some landlords have entered the new year with a small amount of trepidation.*

Posted by on 16 January 2015

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Disputes over mould are growing...

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* Extreme weather conditions in recent years have caused all sorts of problems in rental homes, mould and condensation being the worst culprits.* They can damage the property and tenants' possessions, cause health problems and contentious disagreements, especially when landlords take money from tenancy deposits. TDS adjudicates in disputes over deposits and mould is a growing reason...

Posted by on 5 January 2015

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Court of Appeal decision on tenancy deposit protection

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* The Court of Appeal has set a new legal precedent for protection of deposits taken before 6 April 2007.*

Posted by Steve Harriott, Chief Executive on 29 December 2014

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TDS opening hours during the festive season!

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Our opening times over the Christmas period are as follows:

Posted by Andreas Yiasoumi, Customer Relations Team on 9 December 2014

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Adjudication Digest: Winter blues

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*Our monthly Adjudication Digest takes a recent decision by a TDS Adjudicator and sets out the reasoning behind it, to help you better understand how we make our adjudication decisions.**Click here for the library of our monthly Adjudication Digest*[http://www.tenancydepositscheme.com/case-studies.html]

Posted by on 8 December 2014

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7 Questions you should be asking when recruiting an agent

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The property you are letting is more than likely the single most valuable asset which you own. It makes sense therefore before you put this property in the hands of a letting agent to ask the agent a number of pertinent questions before you actually sign a business contract with them. Taken from the Residential...

Posted by on 4 December 2014

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'Right to rent' checks and landlord discrimination

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The Immigration Act 2014, which prohibits the letting of homes to adults who do not have the right to live and work in the UK, received royal assent on 14th May 2014. The bill was controversial, particularly among landlords, who are required to check their tenant’s ‘right to rent’ without formal training – and who...

Posted by Ben Gosling, Commercial Trust on 19 November 2014

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