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Signing the deposit protection certificate?

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*We have had some calls from worried letting agents following an article in the Evening Standard on 15th January. *

Posted by Chris Kendall on 17 January 2014

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Video - Tenant attacks French property with sledgehammer over deposit; if only they had deposit protection!

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Yesterday The Metro circulated a shocking video of a tenant in France who, after being told he wouldn't get his deposit back, took to the property with a sledgehammer!

Posted by Chris Kendall on 29 November 2013

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Tenancy deposit protection in Ireland "a priority for 2014"

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Jan O'Sullivan  Jan O'Sullivan TD, minister with responsibility for housing in Éire, last week announced the Irish Government's plans to introduce tenancy deposit protection in the Republic of Ireland.

Posted by Chris Kendall on 28 November 2013

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TDS YouTube: 5 tips for happy deposit protection

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Do you have problems navigating the minefield of tenancy deposit protection? Do you have a robust tenancy agreement? A detailed check in and check out report? An inventory? These may all prove to be very useful if you have a dispute. Ben Beadle has come up with five top tips for agents and landlords for...

Posted by Ben Beadle on 7 October 2013

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£775 fine for an incorrect postcode!

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As I wrote in my last article, we are beginning to see deposit protection cases enter the Scottish Courts. Ross Fraser & Alison Pease v Andrew Meehan, made it clear that Sheriffs are willing to hand down the maximum penalty of three times the deposit for deliberate breaches of The Tenancy Deposit Schemes (Scotland) Regulations...

Posted by Steve Harriott, CEO on 10 September 2013

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Maximum penalty for Scottish landlord

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Steve Harriott, TDS Just 14 months on from the launch of tenancy deposit protection in Scotland the Courts have started to get their first cases for failure to comply with the legislation. The most recent case saw a landlord receive the full penalty for failing to protect a deposit; I have also written about another...

Posted by Steve Harriott, CEO on 10 September 2013

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Court of Appeal - Superstrike Ltd v Rodrigues

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*A joint statement from the Tenancy  Deposit Scheme, MyDeposits and The Deposit Protection Service *

Posted by Ben Beadle on 17 June 2013

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Deposit protection up along with deposit values

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Steve Harriott Data just released by the Government shows the continuing success of tenancy deposit protection in England and Wales with the three approved schemes showing an increase in deposits protected to a total of 2,659,301 at 31 March 2013: an increase of 284,916 from a year earlier.  This seems to reflect both the continuing...

Posted by Steve Harriott, CEO on 20 May 2013

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Why TDS supports SAFEagent awareness week

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*The Tenancy Deposit Scheme is a proud supporter of the SAFEagent scheme. www.safeagents.co.uk *

Posted by Chris Kendall on 15 May 2013

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Relaxing the rules at TDS

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Members of TDS will be aware that as of 1st April, the rules for how TDS operates have changed.

Posted by Chris Kendall on 2 April 2013

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