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Ask TDS: "Can I claim from a tenant's deposit if I didn't provide an inventory?"

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The Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) is a government approved scheme for the protection of tenancy deposits; we offer both insured protection and custodial protection. We also provide fair adjudication for disputes that arise over the tenancy deposits that we protect. This article has been written in response to a landlord’s query: “Can I claim from...

Posted by Zoe Knighton on 21 July 2017

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Ask TDS: Can I win a dispute by default?

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The Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) is a government approved scheme for the protection of tenancy deposits; we offer both insured and custodial protection. We also provide fair adjudication for disputes that arise over the tenancy deposits that we protect. This article has been written in response to a tenant’s query: “Can I win a dispute...

Posted by Zoe Knighton on 14 July 2017

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Ask TDS: If I pay my deposit early, when should I receive the prescribed information?

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The Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) is a government approved scheme for the protection of tenancy deposits; we offer both insured and custodial protection. We also provide fair adjudication for disputes that arise over the tenancy deposits that we protect. This article has been written in response to a tenant’s query: “If I pay my deposit early,...

Posted by Zoe Knighton on 24 May 2017

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12 Tips of Christmas

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12 Tips for Christmas  

Posted by Zoe Knighton on 22 December 2016

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Property uninhabitable - who pays?

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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 gain a better understanding of how we make our adjudication decisions. The names of the landlords and tenants involved have been removed and...

Posted by on 17 October 2016

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Letting Agent prosecuted for tenancy deposit failing by Trading Standards

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A letting agent in Largs in Scotland has just been successfully prosecuted by Trading Standards for failing to protect tenancy deposits.  In this case the Agent (Colvin Houston Ltd) had failed to protect two tenancy deposits amounting to some £925 and was fined £750 for the offence. 

Posted by Steve Harriott on 5 July 2016

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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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Chips in the bath - repair or replace?

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In this month’s issue of the Adjudication Digest, we look at a claim for a replacement bath. This dispute was initiated by the landlord.

Posted by on 19 February 2016

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Landlords risk penalties, as research suggests 15% are not protecting deposits

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Research commissioned by money.co.uk and carried out by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) has suggested that nearly 300,000 landlords have not protected an estimated *£514million* of tenants’ deposits. These tenants without protection are vulnerable to unfair losses when they move out.

Posted by on 3 February 2016

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Are you renting from a private landlord? Do you know if you'll get your deposit back?

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*Are you renting from a private landlord? Do you know if you'll get your deposit back?*

Posted by on 3 February 2016

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