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Preparing for the Right to Rent Checks

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The Right to Rent checks will be upon us very soon - as they will need to be carried out by all landlords (or their agents) for new tenancies created on or after 1 February.

Posted by Tessa Shepperson on 27 January 2016

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Should you buy a tenanted rental property?

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Some rental properties are sold with a tenant ‘in situ’ – but are these a good purchase?

Posted by on 19 January 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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When cleaners don't clean

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In this month’s issue of the digest, we look at an adjudicator’s approach to outstanding cleaning at the end of the tenancy

Posted by on 15 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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Landlords could face prison under new immigration laws

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The controversial Immigration Bill 2015, which is currently under scrutiny in the House of Commons, will introduce stiffer penalties to landlords who fail check the immigration status of their tenants under the ‘right to rent’ checks that will be rolled out across England on February 1 2016.

Posted by on 5 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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Countdown to The Negotiator Conference

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If you’re at The Negotiator Conference on the 3 November, then do come and say hello – the TDS team will be on hand to answer your deposit protection queries, and you might even win a bottle of champagne just by leaving your business card with us!

Posted by on 29 October 2015

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