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#AskTDS: “My boiler stopped working over Christmas - can I claim compensation from my deposit?”

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This article has been written in response to a tenant’s query: “My boiler stopped working over Christmas and I was left without heating or hot water - can I claim compensation from my deposit?”

Posted by Christel Jones on 8 December 2017

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#AskTDS: “How can I ensure my property is winter ready?”

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This article has been written in response to a landlord’s query: “I want to send my contractor to my rental property to carry out a winter inspection. How can I ensure my property is winter ready?"

Posted by Christel Jones on 1 December 2017

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Landlords more at risk of property fraud

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*In a guest blog, Lynne Feddon, Counter Fraud Senior Executive, Land Registry, warns about a worrying property fraud...*

Posted by Lynne Feddon, Counter Fraud Senior Executive, Land Registry on 20 September 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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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In a case I once dealt with at TDS, a landlord was adamant that ‘betterment’ be repealed: if he wanted a brand new replacement carpet at a tenant’s expense, that was what he was entitled to!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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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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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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May Adjudication Digest

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In this month’s issue of the Adjudication Digest, we look at a claim for professional cleaning which was raised by the landlord. 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...

Posted by on 20 May 2016

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What is illegal eviction and how do I avoid it?

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The law protects tenants from illegal eviction. Make sure you know how and when you can evict a tenant lawfully.

Posted by Ben Gosling at Commercial Trust on 10 May 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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