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Talking Trees

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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 gain a better understanding of how we make our adjudication decisions. The names of the landlords and tenants involved have been removed and...

Posted by Dispute Resolution Team on 15 August 2016

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Deposit disputes: Landlord beware!

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For those of you who missed our webinar with Upad, the online letting agent, we provide a link for you to have a listen.

Posted by Ben Beadle on 22 July 2016

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How much is too much?

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Somebody once described an adjudicator’s life as “sitting in a small dark room, with a large pile of paper” in order to make their decision.

Posted by Mike Morgan on 18 July 2016

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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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Letting Agent prosecuted for tenancy deposit failing by Trading Standards

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A letting agent in Largs in Scotland has just been successfully prosecuted by Trading Standards for failing to protect tenancy deposits.  In this case the Agent (Colvin Houston Ltd) had failed to protect two tenancy deposits amounting to some £925 and was fined £750 for the offence. 

Posted by Steve Harriott on 5 July 2016

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Comparing private rented sector policies in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

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The House of Commons Library has published a really interesting Briefing Paper which compares the private rented sector policies in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. This shows the impact of devolution in the UK on key policies across the UK affecting the PRS.

Posted by Steve Harriott on 1 July 2016

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June Adjudication Digest - Rubbish Removal

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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 Sandy Bastin on 27 June 2016

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Free webinar: How to choose the right letting agent

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Portfolio landlord *James Davis* and *Tessa Shepperson*, Lawyer and Director of Landlord Law bring you a free webinar aimed at landlords, giving insight on what you should be looking for in a letting agent.

Posted by James Davis of Upad on 21 June 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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Three problems with the carbon monoxide and smoke alarms regulations

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Photo of Tessa Shepperson As you are no doubt aware, new Health and Safety regulations came into force in October 2015 in England relating to the provision of alarms.

Posted by Tessa Shepperson on 27 April 2016

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