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#AskTDS: "How does TDS engage with landlords and agents?"

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TDS’ #AskTDS blog series answers a tenant, landlord or agent’s question. This week, John King, Director of Customer Service at Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) answers an agent’s question: "How does TDS engage with landlords and agents?"

Posted by John King on 10 August 2018

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#AskTDS: "What makes TDS different?"

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All tenancy deposits taken by landlords (or by a landlord’s agent) on or after 6 April 2007, must be protected by  a government-approved scheme. When TDS (Tenancy Deposit Scheme) launched in 2003, tenancy deposit protection (TDP) was initially a voluntary option but became mandatory in 2007. Since then, TDS has consistently developed its offering and refined...

Posted by Patrick Kidney on 6 August 2018

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#AskTDS: My Dad manages my property for me, is he an agent?

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*This week, Kelly Wallace, Senior Business Development Executive at Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS), answers a landlord’s question: “My dad manages my property for me, is he an agent?”*

Posted by Kelly Wallace on 6 July 2018

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#AskTDS: "How can changes to the parties of a tenancy affect the deposit?"

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  #AskTDS: “How can changes to the parties of a tenancy affect the deposit?”

Posted by Kelly Wallace on 29 June 2018

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#ExpertView: Landlords should be better informed of rights and responsibilities

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#ExpertView: Landlords should be better informed of rights and responsibilities

Posted by Kate Faulkner on 26 June 2018

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AskTDS: "What is the difference between professional and domestic cleaning?"

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This week, John King, Director of Customer Services at Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS), answers a tenant’s question: "What is the difference between professional and domestic cleaning?"

Posted by John King on 15 June 2018

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#AskTDS: “What happens if I don’t protect my tenant’s deposit?”

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  #AskTDS: “What happens if I don’t protect my tenant’s deposit?” Tags: TDS, Tenancy, Deposit, Scheme, legislation, protection, deposit, legal, landlord, tenant, custodial, insured, prescribed information, Debbie Davies This week, Debbie Davies, Assistant Director of Business Development at Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS), answers landlord’s question; “What happens if I don’t protect my tenant’s deposit?” [insert graphic] With new regulations regularly introduced...

Posted by Debbie Davies on 8 June 2018

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Be prepared - avoid a slip up!

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In an exciting busy property letting market, the rewards for successful letting agents are plain to see, hopefully happy customers full of praise and reviews aplenty on social media. The downside though is evident to any property manager and their team, it can all unravel after the tenancy has ended and the negotiations about the...

Posted by John King on 13 July 2016

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How will Brexit affect landlord and tenant law?

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The decision to withdraw from the European Union will have a big impact on many aspects of British life. In this week's guest blog, Ben Gosling explores the potential impact of Brexit on landlord and tenant law in the UK.

Posted by Ben Gosling of Commercial Trust on 6 July 2016

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Banning Orders; the impact on tenancy deposit schemes

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The Housing and Planning Act 2016 introduces the possibility of local authorities obtaining a banning order against a landlord or agent convicted of a banning offence in England. The Secretary of State is required to issue regulations which set out the details of a “banning order offence” and these are still to be developed.   Tenancy...

Posted by Steve Harriott on 16 June 2016

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