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#AskTDS: "My landlord is claiming from my deposit for sweeping the chimney. Can they do this?”

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This article has been written in response to a tenant query: "My landlord is claiming from my deposit for sweeping the chimney. Can they do this?”

Posted by Christel Jones on 10 November 2017

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#AskTDS: "What makes TDS different?"

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This article has been written in response to a landlord query: "What makes TDS different?"

Posted by Christel Jones on 3 November 2017

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#AskTDS: "When I pay my tenancy deposit, who holds the money?"

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This article has been written in response to a tenant query: “When I pay my tenancy deposit, who holds the money?”

Posted by Christel Jones on 27 October 2017

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#AskTDS: "I'm a first time landlord, is the TDS a government approved deposit protection scheme?"

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This article has been written in response to a landlord’s query: "I'm a first time landlord, is the TDS a government approved deposit protection scheme?"

Posted by Christel Jones on 20 October 2017

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Prompt money transfer is a key part of the dispute process

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Around 1% of the deposits registered with TDS Insured end in dispute. 

Posted by TDS on 20 June 2016

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Agent Member visit to TDS HQ

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Kristjan Byfield of base property specialists visited TDS HQ last week to find out more about how we deal with deposit disputes. He is a TDS member and we last met him at the ESTAs awards where his agency picked up a fistful of ESTAs and we also won an ESTA for best deposit...

Posted by TDS on 13 June 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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Earl Cathcart proposes changes to the Housing and Planning Bill

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At the House of Lords Committee on Tuesday 1 March, The Right Honourable Charles, Earl Cathcart will be proposing an amendment to the Housing and Planning Bill to address the issue that landlords and tenants can face when reclaiming a deposit held by a custodial tenancy deposit scheme[https://www.tenancydepositscheme.com/custodial] where the other party is not contactable.

Posted by on 11 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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Forthcoming TDS Data Snapshot Reminder

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As you will be aware, each year TDS take a “snapshot” of your data in order to calculate your account data so we can calculate your annual membership subscription for *1st April 2016 - 31st March 2017*.

Posted by on 15 December 2015

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