Last week, Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) featured in six articles spanning the majority of the week. Each day a new article was uploaded to show the full lifecycle of a deposit.

Ranging from articles giving top tips to help you correctly protect your tenants deposit; to articles outlining how to manage a deposit at the end of the tenancy.

These articles are designed to help tenants, landlords and agents understand their responsibilities to tenancy deposit protection and explain how TDS can help you get it right when using our TDS Insured Scheme or our free Custodial Scheme.

Day 1: Launch of “Lifecycle of a Deposit” Week!
The first day includes an introduction to the week by property expert for Property Tribes Vanessa Warwick as well as an interview with our Director of Dispute Resolution, Michael Morgan.

Day 2: Pre-tenancy Deposit Responsibility – Tips!
Debbie Davies, Assistant Director of Business Development at TDS, outlines what steps landlords and agents could take at the beginning of a tenancy to reduce costly disputes arising when the tenancy ends.

Day 3: 3 Steps to Protect a Deposit Correctly
In the third instalment of Property Tribes’ series of articles on deposit protection, TDS’ Director of Customer Services, John King provides a step-by-step guide to getting it right.

Day 4: How Changes to a Tenancy Affect the Deposit
Alison MacDougall, Director of Dispute Operations at TDS, explains what steps landlords and agents can take during a tenancy to help minimise disputes at the tenancy end.

Day 5: Managing the Deposit at End of the Tenancy
Michael Hill, Adjudicator at TDS, outlines the requirements of landlords and agents at the end of a tenancy.

Day 6: How to Think like an Adjudicator in Disputes
To conclude “Lifecycle of a Deposit” Week, Director of Dispute Resolution Michael Morgan, outlines what an adjudicator looks for in deposit disputes and how evidence should be presented.

About Property Tribes: was founded in February 2009 by husband/wife team and landlords Nick Tadd and Vanessa Warwick.

The mission of Property Tribes is simple: To ensure a positive experience of the private rented sector for all.

The busy platform presents community-generated news, views, legislation up-dates, opinion, property strategies, best practice and much more from a wide variety of contributors who generously share their knowledge.

About TDS:
Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) is a government approved scheme for the protection of tenancy deposits; TDS offers both Insured and Custodial protection and also provides fair adjudication for disputes that arise over the tenancy deposits that we protect.

We provide invaluable training in tenancy deposit protection and disputes for agents and landlords through the TDS Academy as well as joining with MOL to provide the Technical Award in Residential Tenancy Deposits.

TDS Insured Scheme: where a TDS member can hold the tenancy deposits as stakeholder during the term of the tenancy.

TDS Custodial Scheme: where TDS hold the deposit for the duration of the tenancy.

TDS Academy: TDS provides property professionals with invaluable training in tenancy deposit protection and tenancy deposit disputes.

TDS Northern Ireland: TDS is Northern Ireland’s leading and only not for profit tenancy deposit protection scheme.

TDS can only comment on the process for our scheme, other deposit protection schemes may have a different process/require different steps. Content is correct at the time of writing.

These views are those of the author alone and do not necessarily reflect the view of TDS, its officers and employees.

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