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Viewing entries posted in February 2018

#ExpertView: Tessa's 2018 Legal Changes series - 2. Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

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As you will already know, in most cases you need to have an Energy Performance Certificate for your property:

Posted by Christel Jones on 27 February 2018

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#AskTDS: "Can I claim for redecoration if there is mould present at the end of the tenancy?"

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This article has been written in response to a landlord’s query: "Can I claim for redecoration if there is mould present at the end of the tenancy?"

Posted by Christel Jones on 23 February 2018

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#ExpertView: Why Choose TDS?

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Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) is a government approved scheme that provides both Insured and Custodial tenancy deposit protection. TDS is the longest established deposit protection scheme, protecting over 1.3 million deposits across England and Wales and offering a free alternative dispute resolution service to help resolve any disputes that may arise between landlords, agents and tenants;...

Posted by Christel Jones on 20 February 2018

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#AskTDS: "Will spilt wine lose me my deposit?"

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This article has been written in response to a tenant’s query: “My valentine spilt her wine during our romantic evening for Valentine’s Day and sadly the carpet in my property is white. Will this mean I lose my tenancy deposit?”

Posted by Christel Jones on 16 February 2018

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#ExpertView: The Countdown to MEES

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It is now just two months until new rules concerning Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) come into force in April. From April, all PRS homes rented out as either new lets or renewals must have a minimum energy performance rating of E on an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). This will be extended to all existing...

Posted by Christel Jones on 13 February 2018

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#AskTDS: "I asked my partner to move in with me - does this affect my deposit?"

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This article has been written in response to a tenant’s query: “I asked my partner to move in with me - does this affect my deposit?"

Posted by Christel Jones on 9 February 2018

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#ExpertView: The importance of keeping tenant(s) contact information up-to-date

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The duration of a tenancy in the private rented sector can vary from several months to years. Longer tenancies can benefit both landlords and tenants alike as they can offer a stable home to the tenant and a secure income to the landlord.  With these longer term tenancies, it is important to ensure that landlords...

Posted by Christel Jones on 6 February 2018

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#AskTDS: "Can I claim for condensation damage?"

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This article has been written in response to a landlord’s query: “Can I claim for condensation damage?”

Posted by Christel Jones on 2 February 2018

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