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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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Come out of the darkness and into the light!

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They can cost less than £1 to buy but who would have thought that such a small item would make such a frequent appearance in deposit disputes. So, here’s your light bulb moment, we’d like to shine some light on the Dos and Don’ts of light bulb etiquette.

Posted by Helen Lawrence on 26 August 2016

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Talking Trees

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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 gain a better understanding of how we make our adjudication decisions. The names of the landlords and tenants involved have been removed and...

Posted by Dispute Resolution Team on 15 August 2016

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How many miles are on the clock?

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In a case I once dealt with at TDS, a landlord was adamant that ‘betterment’ be repealed: if he wanted a brand new replacement carpet at a tenant’s expense, that was what he was entitled to!

Posted by Mike Morgan on 25 July 2016

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Deposit disputes: Landlord beware!

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For those of you who missed our webinar with Upad, the online letting agent, we provide a link for you to have a listen.

Posted by Ben Beadle on 22 July 2016

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How much is too much?

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Somebody once described an adjudicator’s life as “sitting in a small dark room, with a large pile of paper” in order to make their decision.

Posted by Mike Morgan on 18 July 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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Letting Agent prosecuted for tenancy deposit failing by Trading Standards

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A letting agent in Largs in Scotland has just been successfully prosecuted by Trading Standards for failing to protect tenancy deposits.  In this case the Agent (Colvin Houston Ltd) had failed to protect two tenancy deposits amounting to some £925 and was fined £750 for the offence. 

Posted by Steve Harriott on 5 July 2016

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The critical importance of checking your tenants

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In this week's guest blog, Tessa Shepperson talks about the importance of tenant checks.

Posted by Tessa Shepperson of Landlord Law on 1 July 2016

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June Adjudication Digest - Rubbish Removal

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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 Sandy Bastin on 27 June 2016

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