The Dispute Service (TDS) is delighted to announce the appointment of Nathan Emerson, CEO of Propertymark, to the Board of TDS.

As the CEO of Propertymark, Nathan is keen to further the shared values of professional standards in the industry and to continue ensuring that Propertymark members’ interests are well represented.

Long-standing partnership

“Propertymark was one of the founders of TDS in 2003 along with RICS and has been continuously represented on the Board ever since.  Nathan replaces Mark Hayward who has now retired, and I am delighted Nathan has joined the TDS Board to further strengthen the long-standing partnership between us.” said Steve Harriott, CEO of TDS.

Nathan commented:

“I am really pleased to take my place on what is a very active and forward-thinking Board at TDS. I want to be able to champion the interests of agents whilst supporting the Board to deliver its strategy and achieving its goals.”

Key Supplier to the PRS

TDS is a key supplier to the private rental sector, operating tenancy deposit schemes across the UK with over £2 billion of deposits protected. 

TDS was originally set up in 2003 by ARLA and RICS as a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, to operate a voluntary tenancy deposit scheme on behalf of ARLA and RICS lettings agents.

One key element of the relationship is that TDS is able to offer Propertymark and RICS preferential deposit protection rates through the links with the two founder organisations; a key benefit for Propertymark and RICS agents. 

TDS also operates the Tenancy Redress Service, TDS Resolution, TDS Northern Ireland, SafeDeposits Scotland, and has recently been selected as the New Homes Ombudsman.

TDS protects c1.8m deposits across the UK [at a value of £2bn] and deals with 21,000 tenancy deposit disputes a year. It has established two charitable arms [TDS Charitable Foundation and SafeDeposits Charitable Trust], which distribute grants aimed at raising standards in the private rented sector.

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Propertymark members receive a discounted rate for deposit protection with TDS Insured

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