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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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Localism has arrived and there's 30 days to act

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It's here! Section 184 of the Localism Act has now come into force as of 6th April 2012. 

Posted by Chris Kendall on 6 April 2012

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Are you prepared for the Localism Act? Checklist for Members

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Are you prepared for the Localism Act? Checklist for Members The good news for members is that when the Localism Act comes into force on April 6th 2012, you shouldn't notice much change in the administration of protecting your deposits. The timescale for registering deposits and serving Prescribed Information has increased from 14 to 30...

Posted by Chris Kendall on 21 March 2012

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A robust inventory can turn the result of a dispute: Video interview with John King

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Have you ever doubted the importance of a good inventory? In this interview by Vanessa Warwick, John King (TDS Member Relations Manager) explains why a robust inventory is important for landlords, tenants, and agents alike. Watch the interview below.

Posted by on 17 March 2012

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When is a deposit not a deposit?

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Michael Morgan Readers of Letting Agent Today might have seen the heated response to the recent article Agents warned over illegality in taking tenants' money too early. The subject of what constitutes a deposit and what needs to be protected is a recurring one, and the impending Localism Act seems to have set the hare...

Posted by Michael Morgan, Head of Adjudication on 2 March 2012

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The Localism Act: Long awaited clarity in deposit protection law

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Prof Martin Partington The Localism Bill became the Localism Act on 15 November 2011. In all the exciting stuff about the transfer of powers from central to local government, there is one section – 184 – which is of direct interest to all of us involved in the operation of the Tenancy Deposit schemes.

Posted by Prof Martin Partington, Chairman TDS on 1 December 2011

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