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Government defines what a rogue landlord is

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The Liberal Democrat Peer, Lord Greaves, has received a response to his written parliamentary question asking what the Government’s technical or legal definition of a "rogue landlord" is.

Posted by on 24 February 2016

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Preparing for the Right to Rent Checks

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The Right to Rent checks will be upon us very soon - as they will need to be carried out by all landlords (or their agents) for new tenancies created on or after 1 February.

Posted by Tessa Shepperson on 27 January 2016

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Should you buy a tenanted rental property?

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Some rental properties are sold with a tenant ‘in situ’ – but are these a good purchase?

Posted by on 19 January 2016

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New rules against rogue landlords and letting agents coming soon

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This government seem to be on a roll.  After years of promising that they would leave the private sector alone we are now seeing new regulation after new regulation coming onto the statute books.

Posted by on 9 December 2015

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Promoting knowledge and bettering the private rented sector for Landlords and Tenants

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We have some funds to give away! Bids must meet the aims of the TDS charity which are set out on the site - apply for funding here[http://tdsfoundation.org.uk/#apply-for-funding].

Posted by on 3 December 2015

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Rent Smart Wales has now been established

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It is a busy time for the private rented sector in Wales. Rent Smart Wales has been created as part of Cardiff Council to licence all landlords and agents in Wales. They will have to register and apply for a licence by 23rd November 2016 in order to comply with the new legislation or...

Posted by on 24 November 2015

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New report: Assessing the information and training resource needs of tenants in the private rented sector

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Commissioned by the TDS Charitable Foundation, Law for Life has produced a short report assessing the legal information and training resources available for tenants in the private rented sector.

Posted by on 24 November 2015

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Landlords could face prison under new immigration laws

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The controversial Immigration Bill 2015, which is currently under scrutiny in the House of Commons, will introduce stiffer penalties to landlords who fail check the immigration status of their tenants under the ‘right to rent’ checks that will be rolled out across England on February 1 2016.

Posted by on 5 November 2015

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When relations turn cold...

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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 better understand how we make our adjudication decisions. The names of the landlords and tenants involved have been removed and this is only...

Posted by on 28 September 2015

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The end of the Amateur Landlord is Nigh

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The October Changes *I don’t know about you, but I am starting to feel a bit shell shocked.  There are so many changes going on!*

Posted by Tessa Shepperson on 28 September 2015

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