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#AskTDS: "Why does TDS need a tenant's email address or mobile number?"

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This article has been written in response to a tenant’s query: “Why does TDS need my email address or mobile number?”

Posted by Christel Jones on 23 March 2018

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#ExpertView: The importance of keeping tenant(s) contact information up-to-date

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The duration of a tenancy in the private rented sector can vary from several months to years. Longer tenancies can benefit both landlords and tenants alike as they can offer a stable home to the tenant and a secure income to the landlord.  With these longer term tenancies, it is important to ensure that landlords...

Posted by Christel Jones on 6 February 2018

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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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#AskTDS: "The tenant can't give me an address for after the tenancy ends. How do I complete the Prescribed Information?"

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This article has been written in response to an Agent's query: “The tenant can't give me an address for after the tenancy ends. How do I complete the Prescribed Information?”

Posted by Debbie Davies on 9 October 2017

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#AskTDS: "I'm moving in with new friends, if they damage their room - will I have to pay?"

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This article has been written in response to a tenant's query: "I'm moving in with new friends, if they damage their room - will I have to pay?"

Posted by Debbie Davies on 15 September 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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