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Viewing entries posted in February 2017

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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Ask TDS "What can/can't I use my tenant's deposit for?"

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 deductions from the tenancy deposits that we protect. This article has been written in response to a landlord’s query: “What can/can’t I...

Posted by Zoe Knighton on 9 February 2017

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Tenancy Deposits and the Right to Rent

As you may be aware some new legislation came into effect on 14th November 2016. This legislation (The Immigration Act 2016) builds upon the previous Immigration Act (2014) to provide new measures as part of the government's overall strategy to create a 'hostile environment' for those living unlawfully in the UK.

Posted by Zoe Knighton on 7 February 2017

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Ask TDS: "When should my landlord return my deposit?"

This article has been written in response to a tenant's query: "When should my landlord return my deposit?"

Posted by Zoe Knighton on 3 February 2017

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