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Welsh Housing Act becomes law, and it's time to prepare for licensing

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*As promised, I can now give you the latest update on the Welsh Housing Bill. Martin Partington, Chair, The Dispute Service *

Posted by Martin Partington, Chair of The Dispute Service on 14 September 2014

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Student tenant tips: Is your deposit protected?

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*The new term is approaching and the nation’s students are getting ready for the big move! *Over the next few weeks we will be blogging advice for student tenants on one of the most controversial parts of renting from a private landlord – your tenancy deposit. All being well you should get your deposit money...

Posted by Chris Kendall on 12 September 2014

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Student tenant tips: Holding deposit or tenancy deposit?

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* Student moving home The new term is approaching and the nation’s students are getting ready for the big move! Like becoming a student, becoming a tenant for the first time can be daunting, fun, hard work, and extremely confusing. *

Posted by Ben Beadle on 3 September 2014

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Guest blog: Is it possible for landlord investors to be completely ‘hands-off’?

This is a guest blog provided by Ben Gosling at Commercial Trust.

Posted by Ben Gosling, Commercial Trust on 19 August 2014

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Superstrike update!

Landlords and letting agents will be only too familiar with the case of Superstrike. Hard work has been taking place behind the scenes to address the matter and the Deregulation Bill seeks to deal with the Superstrike problem.

Posted by on 6 August 2014

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Talking tenancy deposits with Tessa Shepperson

Tenancy deposits is often viewed as being a minefield for agents and landlords. But is it really that confusing? 

Posted by on 5 August 2014

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RLA Guest Blog: Welsh Housing Bill Passed

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The Housing (Wales) Bill was passed in plenary on 8 July 2014 and can receive Royal Assent from 6 August. The Residential Landlords Association will be helping educate landlords in Wales in advance of it coming into effect, expected in 2015 - here is an update for landlords in Wales from the RLA.

Posted by Residential Landlords Association on 21 July 2014

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How do adjudicators make decisions?

Whenever I speak at landlord or letting agents events I can guarantee that the thing that most people want to talk to me about is “how do adjudicators make decisions?”.

Posted by on 18 July 2014

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Adjudication Digest - Ringing the changes...

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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 archive of our monthly Adjudication Digest

Posted by Michael Morgan, Director of Dispute Resolution on 17 July 2014

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Can a tenant be responsible for a landlord's obligations as a leaseholder?

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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 archive of our monthly Adjudication Digest

Posted by Michael Morgan, Director of Dispute Resolution on 24 June 2014

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