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English Housing Survey - Latest deposit statistics

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* English Housing Survey - *Latest deposit statistics**

Posted by Steve Harriott, CEO on 17 July 2013

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Deposit protection up along with deposit values

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Steve Harriott Data just released by the Government shows the continuing success of tenancy deposit protection in England and Wales with the three approved schemes showing an increase in deposits protected to a total of 2,659,301 at 31 March 2013: an increase of 284,916 from a year earlier.  This seems to reflect both the continuing...

Posted by Steve Harriott, CEO on 20 May 2013

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Rent in advance not a deposit: Court of Appeal

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*The Court of Appeal in their latest judgement has confirmed that rent paid in advance is not a deposit. *

Posted by Steve Harriott, CEO on 24 April 2013

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TDS Academy - Interview with Property Tribes

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This week we held the last TDS Academy of 2012 and we were delighted to be joined by Vanessa Warwick and Nick Tadd from Property Tribes. Mike Morgan, Head of Adjudication, gave Vanessa a few pieces of key advice which landlords should keep in mind from the start of the tenancy to avoid problems at the end....

Posted by Chris Kendall on 14 December 2012

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Is rent in advance a deposit? An update on Johnson vs Old

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  Mike Morgan Followers of Tessa Shepperson’s Landlord-Law Blog will have read her very useful article giving an update on the case of Johnson vs. Old, which has been the cause of some concern amongst landlords over the past few months. The case raised questions over what might constitute a tenancy deposit in the eyes of...

Posted by Michael Morgan, Head of Adjudication on 31 August 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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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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