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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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Be prepared - avoid a slip up!

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In an exciting busy property letting market, the rewards for successful letting agents are plain to see, hopefully happy customers full of praise and reviews aplenty on social media. The downside though is evident to any property manager and their team, it can all unravel after the tenancy has ended and the negotiations about the...

Posted by John King on 13 July 2016

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Letting Agent prosecuted for tenancy deposit failing by Trading Standards

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A letting agent in Largs in Scotland has just been successfully prosecuted by Trading Standards for failing to protect tenancy deposits.  In this case the Agent (Colvin Houston Ltd) had failed to protect two tenancy deposits amounting to some £925 and was fined £750 for the offence. 

Posted by Steve Harriott on 5 July 2016

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Comparing private rented sector policies in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

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The House of Commons Library has published a really interesting Briefing Paper which compares the private rented sector policies in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. This shows the impact of devolution in the UK on key policies across the UK affecting the PRS.

Posted by Steve Harriott on 1 July 2016

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A must read for landlords: Tenant Tax Summit

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In this guest blog *Vanessa Warwick*, Landlord and Co-Founder of PropertyTribes.com[http://propertytribes.com] tells us about the Tenant Tax Summit.

Posted by Vanessa Warwick, Landlord & Co-Founder PropertyTribes.com on 15 June 2016

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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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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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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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TDS shortlisted for two Landlord and Lettings Awards

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*We are delighted to announce that The Dispute Service has been shortlisted for not one, but two Landlord and Letting Awards 2014-15!*

Posted by Chris Kendall on 3 November 2014

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The Accidental Landlord's Handbook - what to know if you're renting out your home

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Not every landlord makes a business decision to invest in rental property. For some individuals, known as ‘accidental landlords’, it can be due to circumstances beyond their control.

Posted by Ben Gosling, Commercial Trust on 30 September 2014

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