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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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TDS YouTube: 5 tips for happy deposit protection

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Do you have problems navigating the minefield of tenancy deposit protection? Do you have a robust tenancy agreement? A detailed check in and check out report? An inventory? These may all prove to be very useful if you have a dispute. Ben Beadle has come up with five top tips for agents and landlords for...

Posted by Ben Beadle on 7 October 2013

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