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Tessa's 2017 Tips for Landlords - 6. Is your property an HMO?

With the general shortage of property in many areas of the country, HMOs (short for Houses in Multiple Occupation) are becoming more and more important.

Posted by Tessa Shepperson on 14 August 2017

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Ask TDS: "I am renting for the first time - how do I know if my deposit will be protected?"

This article has been written in response to a tenant’s query: “I am renting for the first time – how do I know if my deposit will be protected?”

Posted by Debbie Davies on 11 August 2017

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Ask TDS: '"My tenant hasn't signed the Prescribed Information - does that affect my deposit protecti

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: “Tenant hasn’t signed the Prescribed Information...

Posted by Debbie Davies on 4 August 2017

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Ask TDS: "Does a tenant need to pay to raise a dispute?"

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 tenant’s query: “Does a tenant need to...

Posted by Debbie Davies on 28 July 2017

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Tessa's Tenancy Tips: Dealing with Sharers

Most rented properties are lived in by more than one person.  What is the best way to deal with this?

Posted by Tessa Shepperson on 25 July 2017

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Ask TDS: "Can I claim from a tenant's deposit if I didn't provide an inventory?"

The Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) is a government approved scheme for the protection of tenancy deposits; we offer both insured protection 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: “Can I claim from...

Posted by Zoe Knighton on 21 July 2017

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Ask TDS: Can I win a dispute by default?

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 tenant’s query: “Can I win a dispute...

Posted by Zoe Knighton on 14 July 2017

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Ask TDS: "Mould during tenancy: Who is responsible?"

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 tenant’s query: “Mould during tenancy: Who is...

Posted by Zoe Knighton on 30 June 2017

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Ask TDS: Does the deposit need to be re-protected when the tenancy turns periodic?

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 and impartial adjudication for disputes that arise over the tenancy deposits that we protect. This article has been written in response to a Landlord’s query: “Does the deposit need...

Posted by Zoe Knighton on 23 June 2017

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Tessa's Tenancy Tips: Right to Rent

In February 2016, a new burden was imposed on landlords and letting agents. They effectively became part of the immigration service checking tenants ‘right to rent’ in the UK.

Posted by Tessa Shepperson on 20 June 2017

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