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#ExpertView: Tackling England's Empty Homes

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Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) partner organisation, Propertymark is a core member of a coalition for community investment formed by the charity Empty Homes, which launched in July 2018, and aims to combat the waste of long-term empty homes across England through community investment. Emily Carter, Policy and Campaigns Officer at Propertymark, explains.

Posted by Emily Carter on 16 October 2018

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#AskTDS: "What is Money Shield?"

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Our #AskTDS blog series answers a tenant, landlord or agent’s question every Friday. This week, Steve Harriott, Chief Executive at Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS), answers the question: “What is Money Shield?”

Posted by Steve Harriott on 7 September 2018

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#ExpertView: Why has TDS teamed up with Propertymark to create Money Shield?

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In this week’s #ExpertView, Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) Chief Executive, Steve Harriott reveals why The Dispute Service has partnered with Propertymark to create a new client money protection product, Money Shield.

Posted by Steve Harriott on 6 September 2018

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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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#AskTDS: "I am renting for the first time, why do I have to pay a deposit?"

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This article has been written in response to a tenant's query: “I am renting for the first time, why do I have to pay a deposit?”

Posted by Debbie Davies on 29 September 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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