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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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New powers for local councils to obtain tenancy deposit data

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The Housing and Planning Act which received Royal Asset last month gives new powers to local housing authorities to access data held by the tenancy deposit schemes in England.

Posted by Steve Harriott on 8 June 2016

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Budget 2016 - what’s next for the housing market?

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Following up on the recent budget from Chancellor George Osborne, there has been increased concern regarding the housing market.

Posted by on 21 March 2016

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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[https://www.tenancydepositscheme.com/custodial] where the other party is not contactable.

Posted by on 11 February 2016

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Looking back at 2015 and forward to 2016

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December is the time to take stock of the year that is past and look forward to the year that is to come.   

Posted by Tessa Shepperson on 21 December 2015

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New rules against rogue landlords and letting agents coming soon

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This government seem to be on a roll.  After years of promising that they would leave the private sector alone we are now seeing new regulation after new regulation coming onto the statute books.

Posted by on 9 December 2015

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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

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New report: Assessing the information and training resource needs of tenants in the private rented sector

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Commissioned by the TDS Charitable Foundation, Law for Life has produced a short report assessing the legal information and training resources available for tenants in the private rented sector.

Posted by on 24 November 2015

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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

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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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