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When cleaners don't clean

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In this month’s issue of the digest, we look at an adjudicator’s approach to outstanding cleaning at the end of the tenancy

Posted by on 15 December 2015

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Rent Smart Wales has now been established

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It is a busy time for the private rented sector in Wales. Rent Smart Wales has been created as part of Cardiff Council to licence all landlords and agents in Wales. They will have to register and apply for a licence by 23rd November 2016 in order to comply with the new legislation or...

Posted by on 24 November 2015

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Landlords could face prison under new immigration laws

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The controversial Immigration Bill 2015, which is currently under scrutiny in the House of Commons, will introduce stiffer penalties to landlords who fail check the immigration status of their tenants under the ‘right to rent’ checks that will be rolled out across England on February 1 2016.

Posted by on 5 November 2015

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Student Lettings ~ Infrequent Claims?

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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...

Posted by on 3 November 2015

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Right to Rent and how to avoid the penalties

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We knew it was coming, but now we know for sure.  The Right to Rent checks, which at the moment only landlords in the West Midlands pilot area need to worry about, are due to be rolled out for the rest of England from 1 February 2016.

Posted by on 29 October 2015

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Countdown to The Negotiator Conference

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If you’re at The Negotiator Conference on the 3 November, then do come and say hello – the TDS team will be on hand to answer your deposit protection queries, and you might even win a bottle of champagne just by leaving your business card with us!

Posted by on 29 October 2015

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When relations turn cold...

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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 on 28 September 2015

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Thinking of raising the rent? Here are three alternatives

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*65% of landlords are considering rent hikes following the Budget announcement earlier this month, but there are alternatives worth considering.*

Posted by Ben Gosling, Commercial Trust on 29 July 2015

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HMO properties: best practice for landlords

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*A ‘house in multiple occupation’ (HMO) can earn more in rent than a traditional single-let property, but administering shared tenancies can be tricky. On top of this, there can be additional legal requirements that HMO landlords need to adhere to.*

Posted by on 9 March 2015

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Retaliatory eviction: New government policy statement on the Deregulation Bill

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The Government has released a new policy statement on changes to the Deregulation Bill regarding the eviction of tenants. You can read the policy statement in full on the government website, but the changes have been summarised by the Department for Communities and Local Government as follows:

Posted by Chris Kendall on 17 February 2015

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