Viewing entries posted in June 2016

June Adjudication Digest - Rubbish Removal

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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 Sandy Bastin on 27 June 2016


Free webinar: How to choose the right letting agent

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Portfolio landlord *James Davis* and *Tessa Shepperson*, Lawyer and Director of Landlord Law bring you a free webinar aimed at landlords, giving insight on what you should be looking for in a letting agent.

Posted by James Davis of Upad on 21 June 2016


Our adjudication training project with University of Law, Guildford

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Having started in September 2014, the project between TDS and the University of Law, Guildford has now successfullly completed a second full academic year.

Posted by Sandy Bastin on 21 June 2016


Prompt money transfer is a key part of the dispute process

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Around 1% of the deposits registered with TDS Insured end in dispute. 

Posted by TDS on 20 June 2016


Banning Orders; the impact on tenancy deposit schemes

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The Housing and Planning Act 2016 introduces the possibility of local authorities obtaining a banning order against a landlord or agent convicted of a banning offence in England. The Secretary of State is required to issue regulations which set out the details of a “banning order offence” and these are still to be developed.   Tenancy...

Posted by Steve Harriott on 16 June 2016


A must read for landlords: Tenant Tax Summit

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In this guest blog *Vanessa Warwick*, Landlord and Co-Founder of[] tells us about the Tenant Tax Summit.

Posted by Vanessa Warwick, Landlord & Co-Founder on 15 June 2016


Agent Member visit to TDS HQ

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Kristjan Byfield of base property specialists visited TDS HQ last week to find out more about how we deal with deposit disputes. He is a TDS member and we last met him at the ESTAs awards where his agency picked up a fistful of ESTAs and we also won an ESTA for best deposit...

Posted by TDS on 13 June 2016


New powers for local councils to obtain tenancy deposit data

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The Housing and Planning Act which received Royal Asset last month gives new powers to local housing authorities to access data held by the tenancy deposit schemes in England.

Posted by Steve Harriott on 8 June 2016