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Renewing deposit protection and issuing Prescribed Information

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A few questions have been raised on the Property 118 forum concerning how deposit protection comes to an end. Some comments on the site have caused some TDS members to become unnecessarily concerned that deposits may become unprotected without them knowing - we seek to clarify some of those comments.

Posted by Ben Beadle on 21 December 2012

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TDS Academy - Interview with Property Tribes

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This week we held the last TDS Academy of 2012 and we were delighted to be joined by Vanessa Warwick and Nick Tadd from Property Tribes. Mike Morgan, Head of Adjudication, gave Vanessa a few pieces of key advice which landlords should keep in mind from the start of the tenancy to avoid problems at the end....

Posted by Chris Kendall on 14 December 2012

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Landlord and Lettings Awards 2012 - And the winner is….

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Landlord and Lettings Award Logo Today and tomorrow we are exhibiting at the Landlord and Lettings Show in Coventry. We attend a lot of events but today is extra special, as we are delighted to be nominated as a finalist in the Landlord and Lettings Show Customer Service Award! We’ve got stiff competition, including the...

Posted by Ben Beadle, Head of Member Relations on 28 November 2012

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TDS Academy

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  You may have read in a report published by TDS earlier this year that landlords and agents have been winning a larger share of awards in deposit disputes every year since 2007. In 2011-12 a larger share of disputed deposits were awarded to agents/landlords than to tenants for the first time. (You can read the...

Posted by Ben Beadle, Head of Member Relations on 8 October 2012

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There's never been a more important time to take notice of deposit protection

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There’s never been a more important time to take notice of deposit protection. Disputes over deposits at the end of a tenancy can be an ordeal for both landlords and tenants. Even if all contracts are in order and inventories logged, disagreements can arise. At best these can result in frosty exchanges between landlord and tenant,...

Posted by Emily Shipp, Shelter on 19 July 2012

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Deposit protection - tips for tenants

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*The housing charity **Shelter **has recently launched a campaign to raise awareness of tenancy deposit protection amongst tenants. It’s so important for tenants to know their rights and responsibilities when it comes to tenancy deposits. Being clued up from the start will help avoid problems for everyone at the end of the tenancy; so here...

Posted by Chris Kendall on 20 June 2012

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Better to be Safe than sorry - Spicerhaart on the importance of Client Money Protection

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*Spicerhaart is a leading member of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme and a founder member of SAFEagent. Paul Sloan, Operations Director of Spicerhaart Residential Lettings, explains why Client Money Protection is important and how the SAFEagent scheme will help. *

Posted by Paul Sloan, Operations Director, Spicerhaart Residential Lettings on 15 May 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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