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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 will Brexit affect landlord and tenant law?

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The decision to withdraw from the European Union will have a big impact on many aspects of British life. In this week's guest blog, Ben Gosling explores the potential impact of Brexit on landlord and tenant law in the UK.

Posted by Ben Gosling of Commercial Trust on 6 July 2016

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Comparing private rented sector policies in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

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The House of Commons Library has published a really interesting Briefing Paper which compares the private rented sector policies in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. This shows the impact of devolution in the UK on key policies across the UK affecting the PRS.

Posted by Steve Harriott on 1 July 2016

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Banning Orders; the impact on tenancy deposit schemes

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The Housing and Planning Act 2016 introduces the possibility of local authorities obtaining a banning order against a landlord or agent convicted of a banning offence in England. The Secretary of State is required to issue regulations which set out the details of a “banning order offence” and these are still to be developed.   Tenancy...

Posted by Steve Harriott on 16 June 2016

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Three problems with the carbon monoxide and smoke alarms regulations

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Photo of Tessa Shepperson As you are no doubt aware, new Health and Safety regulations came into force in October 2015 in England relating to the provision of alarms.

Posted by Tessa Shepperson on 27 April 2016

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Section 21s and repairs – are you prepared for the new rules?

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*On 1 October 2015, a number of new pieces of legislation come into effect that will limit landlords’ powers to serve section 21 eviction notices.*

Posted by Ben Gosling, Commercial Trust on 30 September 2015

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Do you need to act on the Deregulation Act? Check the TDS infographic

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The Deregulation Act came into force on 26 March 2015 to clarify tenancy deposit protection requirements.

Posted by Chris Kendall on 8 April 2015

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Retaliatory eviction: New government policy statement on the Deregulation Bill

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The Government has released a new policy statement on changes to the Deregulation Bill regarding the eviction of tenants. You can read the policy statement in full on the government website, but the changes have been summarised by the Department for Communities and Local Government as follows:

Posted by Chris Kendall on 17 February 2015

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Deregulation Bill Update: PropertyTribes interviews Steve Harriott

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The Deregulation Bill is expected to come into law within the coming weeks, updating and clarifying deposit protection law following the Superstrike v Rodrigues and Charalambous v Ng legal rulings.

Posted by Chris Kendall on 12 February 2015

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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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