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Student tips: Is it a holding deposit or tenancy deposit?

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*House hunting for students is now well under way. If you have spoken to housing advisers, they will have reminded you that your tenancy deposit must be protected within 30 days of you paying it. *

Posted by Chris Kendall on 18 February 2015

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Retaliatory eviction: New government policy statement on the Deregulation Bill

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The Government has released a new policy statement on changes to the Deregulation Bill regarding the eviction of tenants. You can read the policy statement in full on the government website, but the changes have been summarised by the Department for Communities and Local Government as follows:

Posted by Chris Kendall on 17 February 2015

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Deregulation Bill Update: PropertyTribes interviews Steve Harriott

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The Deregulation Bill is expected to come into law within the coming weeks, updating and clarifying deposit protection law following the Superstrike v Rodrigues and Charalambous v Ng legal rulings.

Posted by Chris Kendall on 12 February 2015

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Renting reform in Wales is now well underway

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* A major restructure of the private rented sector is now full steam ahead.*

Posted by on 10 February 2015

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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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