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Are you prepared for the Localism Act? Checklist for Members

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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

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

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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

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Delivering proportionate justice: the case of TDS

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*Everyone knows that going to court is time-consuming and expensive.*

Posted by Martin Partington QC CBE, Chairman TDS on 12 March 2012

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When is a deposit not a deposit?

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Michael Morgan Readers of Letting Agent Today might have seen the heated response to the recent article Agents warned over illegality in taking tenants' money too early. The subject of what constitutes a deposit and what needs to be protected is a recurring one, and the impending Localism Act seems to have set the hare...

Posted by Michael Morgan, Head of Adjudication on 2 March 2012

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