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Upad tenant survey reveals the good (and bad) landlords

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* James Davis, Upad Upad have recently conducted a survey of tenants to find out what makes a good or a bad landlord. CEO James Davis explains their findings. *

Posted by James Davis on 1 April 2014

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Students - don't let your deposit get away!

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Research published by the National Union of Students today revealed that only just over half of students were sure that their tenancy deposit was protected. If you are a student renting from a private landlord the chances are your deposit needs to be protected in a government approved scheme such as TDS. If you have a deposit on an...

Posted by Chris Kendall on 19 March 2014

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Something to sit on the Government website? Questions on the Tenants' Charter

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Eric Pickles, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government,launched a series of plans relating to the private rented sector on 16 October 2013.  Perhaps the most important of these was that the government will publish a new code of practice setting standards for the management of property in the private rented sector, with...

Posted by Steve Harriott, CEO on 17 October 2013

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There's never been a more important time to take notice of deposit protection

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There’s never been a more important time to take notice of deposit protection. Disputes over deposits at the end of a tenancy can be an ordeal for both landlords and tenants. Even if all contracts are in order and inventories logged, disagreements can arise. At best these can result in frosty exchanges between landlord and tenant,...

Posted by Emily Shipp, Shelter on 19 July 2012

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Deposit protection - tips for tenants

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*The housing charity **Shelter **has recently launched a campaign to raise awareness of tenancy deposit protection amongst tenants. It’s so important for tenants to know their rights and responsibilities when it comes to tenancy deposits. Being clued up from the start will help avoid problems for everyone at the end of the tenancy; so here...

Posted by Chris Kendall on 20 June 2012

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