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Ask TDS: "Can my landlord charge me for cleaning the oven

The Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) is a government approved scheme for the protection of tenancy deposits; we offer both insured and custodial protection. We also provide fair adjudication for disputes that arise over the tenancy deposits that we protect. This article has been written in response to a tenant’s query: “Can my landlord charge me for...

Posted by Zoe Knighton on 17 March 2017

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Top Tips for Mould Removal and Prevention

Whether you own or rent a property, mould can be a huge problem. On the one hand a mould infestation can affect your quality of living – especially if you suffer from asthma; on the other hand if the mould occurs during your tenancy you may be expected to cover the cost of the...

Posted by Zoe Knighton on 14 March 2017

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Ask TDS: "My tradesmen left a mess. Who is liable?"

The Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) is a government approved scheme for the protection of tenancy deposits; we offer both insured and custodial protection. We also provide fair adjudication for disputes that arise over the tenancy deposits that we protect. This article has been written in response to a landlord’s query: “My tradesman left a mess. Who...

Posted by Zoe Knighton on 10 March 2017

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Best Companies Day

Having won a place on the coveted best companies to work for in 2017 list by the Sunday Times, the Tenancy Deposit Scheme was determined to celebrate in style. On National Best Companies Day (March 3rd 2017) TDS colleagues came into work to find the office proudly decorated in the best company theme.

Posted by Zoe Knighton on 7 March 2017

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Ask TDS: "Can my landlord charge me for cleaning?"

The Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) is a government approved scheme for the protection of tenancy deposits; we offer both insured and custodial protection. We also provide fair adjudication for disputes that arise over the tenancy deposits that we protect. This article has been written in response to a tenant’s query: “Can my landlord charge me for...

Posted by Zoe Knighton on 3 March 2017

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New deposit protection training for landlords and letting agents

The Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) is an advocate of advanced training for landlords and letting agents, believing that further development is not only great for an individual's career, but also a great method of raising the standards of the private rental sector.

Posted by Zoe Knighton on 28 February 2017

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Ask TDS: How do I protect against damage/negligence from a tenant?

The Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) is a government approved scheme for the protection of tenancy deposits; we offer both insured and custodial protection. We also provide fair adjudication for disputes that arise over the tenancy deposits that we protect. This article has been written in response to a landlord’s query: “How do I protect against damage/negligence...

Posted by Zoe Knighton on 24 February 2017

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Tessa's Tenancy Tips

The popular perception of landlords is that they have an easy life. Simply because they can afford to buy a property, this means that they can just sit back and wait for the money to come rolling in.

Posted by Tessa Shepperson on 21 February 2017

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Ask TDS: "What do I do if my deposit isn't protected?"

The Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) is a government approved scheme for the protection of tenancy deposits; we offer both insured and custodial protection. We also provide impartial adjudication for disputes that arise over the deductions from the tenancy deposits that we protect. This article has been written in response to a tenant’s query: “What to do...

Posted by Zoe Knighton on 17 February 2017

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Landlord Best Practices for Utility Bills

There is a lot of work that goes into being a landlord so it is understandable that with all the other tasks around starting a new tenancy, you may forget about utility bills Landlords should be aware that this could leave them liable for £1000s of unpaid bills and could even mean they have...

Posted by Zoe Knighton on 14 February 2017

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