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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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Thinking of raising the rent? Here are three alternatives

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*65% of landlords are considering rent hikes following the Budget announcement earlier this month, but there are alternatives worth considering.*

Posted by Ben Gosling, Commercial Trust on 29 July 2015

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Read the revised cross-industry code for the Private Rented Sector

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*RICS has published a revised edition of the cross industry Private Rented Sector Code of Practice.*

Posted by Chris Kendall on 16 July 2015

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Adjudication Digest: "Toodle-lieu!" A dispute over rent in lieu of notice

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Mike Morgan 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...

Posted by Michael Morgan, Director of Dispute Resolution on 14 June 2015

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What did the coalition government do for the private rented sector?

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*The activities of the this Parliament came to a close on Thursday in advance of the impending general election.*

Posted by Chris Kendall on 27 March 2015

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HMO properties: best practice for landlords

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*A ‘house in multiple occupation’ (HMO) can earn more in rent than a traditional single-let property, but administering shared tenancies can be tricky. On top of this, there can be additional legal requirements that HMO landlords need to adhere to.*

Posted by on 9 March 2015

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