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#ExpertView: Tessa's 2017 Tips for Landlords - 9. Dealing with tenants who don't pay rent

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Tenants who don’t pay their rent are the number one problem for landlords.  Even if you are investing in property for capital growth rather than income you will need the income to pay your property expenses.

Posted by Tessa Shepperson on 28 November 2017

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#ExpertView: Tessa's 2017 Tips for Landlords - 8. Viewings and inspections during the tenancy

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So, your tenants are in place, they appear to be happy and paying their rent.  What happens now?

Posted by Tessa Shepperson on 31 October 2017

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#AskTDS: "I'm a first time landlord, is the TDS a government approved deposit protection scheme?"

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This article has been written in response to a landlord’s query: "I'm a first time landlord, is the TDS a government approved deposit protection scheme?"

Posted by Christel Jones on 20 October 2017

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#ExpertView: Kate Faulkner and TDS launch report into conflicts in the PRS

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Property expert Kate Faulkner says conflicts arise through poor communication and a lack of knowledge of where responsibilities lie. Kate advocates for the introduction of maintenance schedules and legal clarity. ExpertView

Posted by Kate Faulkner on 17 October 2017

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Come out of the darkness and into the light!

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They can cost less than £1 to buy but who would have thought that such a small item would make such a frequent appearance in deposit disputes. So, here’s your light bulb moment, we’d like to shine some light on the Dos and Don’ts of light bulb etiquette.

Posted by Helen Lawrence on 26 August 2016

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August - a good time to reflect and prepare

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I don’t know about you but for me I often feel like the year starts in September.  It is the start of the academic year, children are going back to school, and it’s a good time to start new initiatives.

Posted by Tessa Shepperson on 19 August 2016

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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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How many miles are on the clock?

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In a case I once dealt with at TDS, a landlord was adamant that ‘betterment’ be repealed: if he wanted a brand new replacement carpet at a tenant’s expense, that was what he was entitled to!

Posted by Mike Morgan on 25 July 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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