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Five consumer law mistakes that could cost you money

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When I commissioned David Smith of Anthony Gold to present a workshop on Consumer Law last year, I had a sort of idea that it was an important topic. Its for that  reason that we had it filmed. However, it was not until I actually watched the film footage that I realised how deadly...

Posted by Tessa Shepperson on 23 February 2016


Chips in the bath - repair or replace?

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In this month’s issue of the Adjudication Digest, we look at a claim for a replacement bath. This dispute was initiated by the landlord.

Posted by on 19 February 2016


Earl Cathcart proposes changes to the Housing and Planning Bill

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At the House of Lords Committee on Tuesday 1 March, The Right Honourable Charles, Earl Cathcart will be proposing an amendment to the Housing and Planning Bill to address the issue that landlords and tenants can face when reclaiming a deposit held by a custodial tenancy deposit scheme[] where the other party is not contactable.

Posted by on 11 February 2016


Landlords risk penalties, as research suggests 15% are not protecting deposits

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Research commissioned by and carried out by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) has suggested that nearly 300,000 landlords have not protected an estimated *£514million* of tenants’ deposits. These tenants without protection are vulnerable to unfair losses when they move out.

Posted by on 3 February 2016


Should you buy a tenanted rental property?

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Some rental properties are sold with a tenant ‘in situ’ – but are these a good purchase?

Posted by on 19 January 2016


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


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


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


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


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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