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Christmas period opening hours

The opening times over the Christmas period are as follows:

Posted by on 23 December 2013

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Think like an Adjudicator!

TDS’s YouTube channel has lots of helpful advice and disputes. In this video, Head of Dispute Resolution Mike Morgan looks at how it is important for whoever is submitting the dispute to put themselves in the adjudicator’s shoes.

Posted by on 23 December 2013

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Be careful what you say....

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Mike Morgan, Head of Dispute Resolution Each month, we publish an example of a recent decision by a TDS adjudicator and explain the reasoning behind it.

Posted by Mike Morgan, Head of Dispute Resolution on 4 December 2013

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Video - Tenant attacks French property with sledgehammer over deposit; if only they had deposit protection!

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Yesterday The Metro circulated a shocking video of a tenant in France who, after being told he wouldn't get his deposit back, took to the property with a sledgehammer!

Posted by Chris Kendall on 29 November 2013

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Tenancy deposit protection in Ireland "a priority for 2014"

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Jan O'Sullivan  Jan O'Sullivan TD, minister with responsibility for housing in Éire, last week announced the Irish Government's plans to introduce tenancy deposit protection in the Republic of Ireland.

Posted by Chris Kendall on 28 November 2013

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Least said soonest mended....TDS Adjudication Digest

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In this month’s case, a landlord claimed a sum that was considerably in excess of the £1,000 deposit. In support of his claims, the landlord produced a check in report that was dated several years before the start of the tenancy. The check in report was comprehensive, and had been well produced by an inventory...

Posted by Mike Morgan, Head of Dispute Resolution on 6 November 2013

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Making disputes easier with new online evidence portal

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We are very pleased to announce that today we are launching a brand new Disputes Evidence Portal on the TDS website.  The portal will make it quicker and easier to raise or respond to a dispute online.

Posted by Chris Kendall on 4 November 2013

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Something to sit on the Government website? Questions on the Tenants' Charter

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Eric Pickles, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government,launched a series of plans relating to the private rented sector on 16 October 2013.  Perhaps the most important of these was that the government will publish a new code of practice setting standards for the management of property in the private rented sector, with...

Posted by Steve Harriott, CEO on 17 October 2013

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What's in a title? New housing minister appointed

 “What's in a title?” This was Kris Hopkins’ response to the CIH on Twitter when asked about his promotion to housing minister this week. Despite being broadly welcomed by the industry, the revelation that the post of housing minister has been downgraded to a more junior ministerial position did cause some anxiety. 

Posted by Chris Kendall on 9 October 2013

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