Blog

Deposit protection - tips for tenants

Tags: ,

*The housing charity **Shelter **has recently launched a campaign to raise awareness of tenancy deposit protection amongst tenants. It’s so important for tenants to know their rights and responsibilities when it comes to tenancy deposits. Being clued up from the start will help avoid problems for everyone at the end of the tenancy; so here...

Posted by Chris Kendall on 20 June 2012

read more...

When it isn't a case of water under the bridge...

Tags: , ,

Michael Morgan

Posted by Michael Morgan, Head of Adjudication on 11 June 2012

read more...

The foundations for regulation of the PRS in Wales

Tags: , ,

One of the policy areas that the Whitehall government seems to think can safely be transferred to devolved governments is housing. Almost the first Act passed in the Scottish Parliament in 2001 was a Housing Act. Now the Welsh Assembly Government – with its expanded legislative powers - is going to do the same. And...

Posted by Prof Martin Partington QC on 30 May 2012

read more...

Better to be Safe than sorry - Spicerhaart on the importance of Client Money Protection

Tags: ,

*Spicerhaart is a leading member of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme and a founder member of SAFEagent. Paul Sloan, Operations Director of Spicerhaart Residential Lettings, explains why Client Money Protection is important and how the SAFEagent scheme will help. *

Posted by Paul Sloan, Operations Director, Spicerhaart Residential Lettings on 15 May 2012

read more...

Why we support SAFEagent Awareness Week - TDS chief

Tags: , , ,

SAFE Agent Last month saw the collapse of Canterbury based Lettings Agent Joseph Newman. The agent went into voluntary liquidation with the liquidator saying that up to £350,000 is owed to landlords and tenants from the client account.  Some of this will be rent money but a lot of it is likely to be rental...

Posted by Steve Harriott, CEO on 14 May 2012

read more...

Monkey Business in the Garden

Tags: ,

Do your tenants ever give you problems with gorillas in the garden? Probably not.  Disputes involving gardens appear in a little over 10% of disputes - and even fewer involve gorillas! Nonetheless they do occur, as in this recent adjudication…

Posted by Chris Kendall on 30 April 2012

read more...

Localism has arrived and there's 30 days to act

Tags: ,

It's here! Section 184 of the Localism Act has now come into force as of 6th April 2012. 

Posted by Chris Kendall on 6 April 2012

read more...

Can pictures replace the written word?

Tags: , , ,

According to Pat Barber of the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks[http://www.theaiic.co.uk/] (AIIC) “a glossy inventory that relies heavily on photographs will be of little use in a dispute.”

Posted by Chris Kendall on 2 April 2012

read more...

Are you prepared for the Localism Act? Checklist for Members

Tags: , ,

Are you prepared for the Localism Act? Checklist for Members The good news for members is that when the Localism Act comes into force on April 6th 2012, you shouldn't notice much change in the administration of protecting your deposits. The timescale for registering deposits and serving Prescribed Information has increased from 14 to 30...

Posted by Chris Kendall on 21 March 2012

read more...

A robust inventory can turn the result of a dispute: Video interview with John King

Tags: , ,

Have you ever doubted the importance of a good inventory? In this interview by Vanessa Warwick, John King (TDS Member Relations Manager) explains why a robust inventory is important for landlords, tenants, and agents alike. Watch the interview below.

Posted by on 17 March 2012

read more...

125 26 27 28 29