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#AskTDS: "Does the deposit cover unpaid utility bills if my tenant does not pay them?"

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This article has been written in response to a landlord’s question: "Does the deposit cover unpaid utility bills if my tenant does not pay them?"

Posted by Debbie Davies on 22 September 2017

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#AskTDS: “I’m going back to Uni and have paid a deposit to my new landlord, when should it be prote

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This article has been written in response to a tenant's query: “I’m going back to Uni and have paid a deposit to my new landlord, when should it be protected?”

Posted by Debbie Davies on 18 August 2017

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Tessa's 2017 Tips for Landlords - 6. Is your property an HMO?

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With the general shortage of property in many areas of the country, HMOs (short for Houses in Multiple Occupation) are becoming more and more important.

Posted by Tessa Shepperson on 14 August 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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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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