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#ExpertView: Time for a Spring clean

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In this week’s #ExpertView, our Director of Dispute Resolution, Michael Morgan, goes through the latest updates for our Insured members.

Posted by Michael Morgan on 10 April 2018

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#ExpertView: TDS Academy Foundation Course

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A TDS member contacted us recently with a conundrum - how to give new staff members, some of whom were new to the lettings industry, a ‘crash course’ on tenancy deposit protection. So far so good – but they also wanted their colleagues to meet other letting agents and be able to compare experiences.

Posted by Christel Jones on 27 March 2018

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#ExpertView: Pets and Property

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The question of pets in rental homes is an emotive and complicated one. In this article, Sally Walmsley, editor of RLA's RPI magazine, looks at the recent Labour Party proposal on pets in rental properties.

Posted by Christel Jones on 6 March 2018

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#ExpertView: The Countdown to MEES

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It is now just two months until new rules concerning Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) come into force in April. From April, all PRS homes rented out as either new lets or renewals must have a minimum energy performance rating of E on an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). This will be extended to all existing...

Posted by Christel Jones on 13 February 2018

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#ExpertView: Community Links Bromley receives funding to help local tenants

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Community Links Bromley has received £8,870 funding from the TDS Charitable Foundation to create an online toolkit for new tenants renting privately in Bromley.

Posted by Christel Jones on 16 January 2018

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#ExpertView: What tenants need to do to rent

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*Property expert, Kate Faulkner, launches guide to help tenants conduct checks and research before taking on a rented property. * *The guide is the latest instalment in a series of reports into the private rented sector funded by the TDS Charitable Foundation.* ExpertView

Posted by Christel Jones on 9 January 2018

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#ExpertView: Sustainable energy charity receives funding to help South West landlords

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The Bristol-based Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) has received £14,050 funding from the TDS Charitable Foundation to develop a project that will help landlords in the South West to better understand their obligations around Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES).

Posted by Kelly Wallace on 5 December 2017

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#ExpertView: How do we stamp out damp, condensation and mould in the PRS?

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Property expert Kate Faulkner discusses the need to stamp out damp in the private rental sector. Kate believes that the lettings industry and the Government should work together to minimise the chance of properties being let with damp or mould issues. ExpertView

Posted by Kate Faulkner on 21 November 2017

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#ExpertView: What is the TDS Charitable Foundation?

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With 9 rounds and 38 funded projects under its belt, the TDS Charitable Foundation has been working to advance education about housing rights and obligations since its inception in July 2014. It is funded by donations from The Dispute Service (TDS), the leading Tenancy Deposit Scheme, and is presided over by a board of Trustees. To...

Posted by Kelly Wallace on 7 November 2017

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#ExpertView: Kate Faulkner and TDS launch report into conflicts in the PRS

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Property expert Kate Faulkner says conflicts arise through poor communication and a lack of knowledge of where responsibilities lie. Kate advocates for the introduction of maintenance schedules and legal clarity. ExpertView

Posted by Kate Faulkner on 17 October 2017

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