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Landlords’ evidence doesn’t wash in most cleaning cases

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Disagreements between landlords and tenants over cleaning appear in over half of the disputes handled by the Tenancy Deposit Scheme. Yet despite being the most common cause of dispute, gathering good evidence for these cases remains a challenge for many landlords and agents.

Posted by Chris Kendall on 28 September 2012

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A real bug bear …

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* Each month we publish an Adjudication Digest to give you an insight into the kind of decisions adjudicators are faced with, and how you can be best prepared for deposit disputes. This month’s adjudication digest focuses on the somewhat sensitive issue of pest infestations; bedbugs in particular.*

Posted by Michael Morgan on 24 July 2012

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"But I told you it was there...!" The importance of a good check-in

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* Michael Morgan The monthly** TDS Adjudication Digest **takes a recent decision by an Adjudicator and sets out the reasoning behind the decision. This month’s case concerns an argument over the condition of the property at the start and end of a tenancy – where much turned on who had said what, when, and to who.*...

Posted by Michael Morgan, Head of Adjudication on 25 June 2012

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When it isn't a case of water under the bridge...

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Posted by Michael Morgan, Head of Adjudication on 11 June 2012

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Monkey Business in the Garden

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Do your tenants ever give you problems with gorillas in the garden? Probably not.  Disputes involving gardens appear in a little over 10% of disputes - and even fewer involve gorillas! Nonetheless they do occur, as in this recent adjudication…

Posted by Chris Kendall on 30 April 2012

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Can pictures replace the written word?

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According to Pat Barber of the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks[http://www.theaiic.co.uk/] (AIIC) “a glossy inventory that relies heavily on photographs will be of little use in a dispute.”

Posted by Chris Kendall on 2 April 2012

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A robust inventory can turn the result of a dispute: Video interview with John King

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Have you ever doubted the importance of a good inventory? In this interview by Vanessa Warwick, John King (TDS Member Relations Manager) explains why a robust inventory is important for landlords, tenants, and agents alike. Watch the interview below.

Posted by on 17 March 2012

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Delivering proportionate justice: the case of TDS

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*Everyone knows that going to court is time-consuming and expensive.*

Posted by Martin Partington QC CBE, Chairman TDS on 12 March 2012

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When deposit disputes have been to court, pragmatism is the order of the day

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Painsmith Solicitors recently published an article highlighting the difficult process of releasing a deposit from the custodial scheme following a court hearing (which you can view here). The courts have wider powers of investigation and take precedence over tenancy deposit protection schemes.  As a result, TDS are not able to deal with cases where a claim...

Posted by Sandy Fisher, TDS Adjudicator on 7 February 2012

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