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Deposit protection - tips for tenants

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*The housing charity **Shelter **has recently launched a campaign to raise awareness of tenancy deposit protection amongst tenants. It’s so important for tenants to know their rights and responsibilities when it comes to tenancy deposits. Being clued up from the start will help avoid problems for everyone at the end of the tenancy; so here...

Posted by Chris Kendall on 20 June 2012

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Why we support SAFEagent Awareness Week - TDS chief

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SAFE Agent Last month saw the collapse of Canterbury based Lettings Agent Joseph Newman. The agent went into voluntary liquidation with the liquidator saying that up to £350,000 is owed to landlords and tenants from the client account.  Some of this will be rent money but a lot of it is likely to be rental...

Posted by Steve Harriott, CEO on 14 May 2012

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Localism has arrived and there's 30 days to act

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It's here! Section 184 of the Localism Act has now come into force as of 6th April 2012. 

Posted by Chris Kendall on 6 April 2012

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When is a deposit not a deposit?

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Michael Morgan Readers of Letting Agent Today might have seen the heated response to the recent article Agents warned over illegality in taking tenants' money too early. The subject of what constitutes a deposit and what needs to be protected is a recurring one, and the impending Localism Act seems to have set the hare...

Posted by Michael Morgan, Head of Adjudication on 2 March 2012

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The Localism Act: Long awaited clarity in deposit protection law

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Prof Martin Partington The Localism Bill became the Localism Act on 15 November 2011. In all the exciting stuff about the transfer of powers from central to local government, there is one section – 184 – which is of direct interest to all of us involved in the operation of the Tenancy Deposit schemes.

Posted by Prof Martin Partington, Chairman TDS on 1 December 2011

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Why self regulation just won't work

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  *"In an era when young kids get sent to jail for stealing a t-shirt and MPs get imprisoned for fiddling their expenses what makes fraudulent lettings agents get away with a smack on the hand? Self regulation just won't work."*

Posted by Steve Harriott on 26 October 2011

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Welcome to the new Tenancy Deposit Scheme blog

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Those of you that attended the NALS 2011 conference[http://bit.ly/pbJoyl] will remember the presentation on the importance of social media given by Nick Tadd of Property Tribes. You may or may not have noticed that he was one of the only speakers at the conference not to use PowerPoint or any kind of visual aids. Isn’t...

Posted by Chris Kendall on 18 October 2011

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