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Upad tenant survey reveals the good (and bad) landlords

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* James Davis, Upad Upad have recently conducted a survey of tenants to find out what makes a good or a bad landlord. CEO James Davis explains their findings. *

Posted by James Davis on 1 April 2014

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TDS Academy is back!

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*TDS Academy is back!*

Posted by Chris Kendall on 31 March 2014

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Landlords - learn to avoid disputes with new RLA training course

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** Residential Landlords' Association **TDS is presenting a new training course *with the Residential Landlords' Association, which teaches you all you wanted to know about the principles of tenancy deposit protection ‐ the whys, the do's and the don'ts!*

Posted by Chris Kendall on 26 March 2014

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Students - don't let your deposit get away!

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Research published by the National Union of Students today revealed that only just over half of students were sure that their tenancy deposit was protected. If you are a student renting from a private landlord the chances are your deposit needs to be protected in a government approved scheme such as TDS. If you have a deposit on an...

Posted by Chris Kendall on 19 March 2014

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"Creating a fair and flexible private rented sector" Housing Minister invites views

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The Government have issued their first policy paper on the private rented sector since announcing a package of new plans to improve conditions for tenants in October 2013; which included policies such as a new 'Tenant's Charter' which TDS commented on in our blog last year. 

Posted by Chris Kendall on 26 February 2014

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Landlord & Lettings Show 2014

We will be attending the first Landlord and Lettings show of the year on the 26th and 27th February at the London Barbican.

Posted by on 14 February 2014

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If I knew then what I know now…..

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. The names of the landlords and tenants involved have been removed and this is only...

Posted by on 7 February 2014

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Scottish landlord loses tenancy deposit protection appea

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  July 2012 saw the launch of tenancy deposit protection in Scotland and one of the first cases to reach the higher courts in Scotland has now been decided by the Sherriff Principal in the Sheriffdom of Lothian and Border This was an appeal in the case of Samdup Tenzin (tenant) against Stuart Russell and Laura...

Posted by Steve Harriott, CEO on 4 February 2014

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Adjudication Digest (Jan 2014)

In this month’s case, the tenant raised the dispute, claiming that they had a reason for not paying all of the rent during their tenancy. They also objected to paying for the check out fee because they were not present at the check-out inspection and did not believe one had been done.

Posted by Mike Morgan - Head of Dispute Resolutions on 23 January 2014

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Signing the deposit protection certificate?

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*We have had some calls from worried letting agents following an article in the Evening Standard on 15th January. *

Posted by Chris Kendall on 17 January 2014

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