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Ask TDS: How do I protect against damage/negligence from a tenant?

The Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) is a government approved scheme for the protection of tenancy deposits; we offer both insured and custodial protection. We also provide fair adjudication for disputes that arise over the tenancy deposits that we protect. This article has been written in response to a landlord’s query: “How do I protect against damage/negligence...

Posted by Zoe Knighton on 24 February 2017

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Tessa's Tenancy Tips

The popular perception of landlords is that they have an easy life. Simply because they can afford to buy a property, this means that they can just sit back and wait for the money to come rolling in.

Posted by Tessa Shepperson on 21 February 2017

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Ask TDS: "What do I do if my deposit isn't protected?"

The Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) is a government approved scheme for the protection of tenancy deposits; we offer both insured and custodial protection. We also provide impartial adjudication for disputes that arise over the deductions from the tenancy deposits that we protect. This article has been written in response to a tenant’s query: “What to do...

Posted by Zoe Knighton on 17 February 2017

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Landlord Best Practices for Utility Bills

There is a lot of work that goes into being a landlord so it is understandable that with all the other tasks around starting a new tenancy, you may forget about utility bills Landlords should be aware that this could leave them liable for £1000s of unpaid bills and could even mean they have...

Posted by Zoe Knighton on 14 February 2017

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Ask TDS "What can/can't I use my tenant's deposit for?"

The Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) is a government approved scheme for the protection of tenancy deposits; we offer both insured and custodial protection. We also provide fair adjudication for disputes that arise over the deductions from the tenancy deposits that we protect. This article has been written in response to a landlord’s query: “What can/can’t I...

Posted by Zoe Knighton on 9 February 2017

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Tenancy Deposits and the Right to Rent

As you may be aware some new legislation came into effect on 14th November 2016. This legislation (The Immigration Act 2016) builds upon the previous Immigration Act (2014) to provide new measures as part of the government's overall strategy to create a 'hostile environment' for those living unlawfully in the UK.

Posted by Zoe Knighton on 7 February 2017

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Ask TDS: "When should my landlord return my deposit?"

The Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) is a government approved scheme for the protection of tenancy deposits; we offer both insured and custodial protection. We also provide fair adjudication for disputes that arise over the deductions from the tenancy deposits that we protect. This article has been written in response to a tenant's query: "When should my...

Posted by Zoe Knighton on 3 February 2017

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Local, National, or Innovative?

The Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) Charitable Foundation[http://tdsfoundation.org.uk/] was established in 2013. Since being established the TDS Charitable Foundation has funded such projects designed to educate both tenants and landlords about the rights and obligations associated with the private rental sector with the aim of raising the standards of renting.

Posted by Zoe Knighton on 31 January 2017

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Ask TDS "Can I hold my tenant's deposit?"

The Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) is a government approved scheme for the protection of tenancy deposits; we offer both insured and custodial protection. We also provide fair adjudication for disputes that arise over the deductions from the tenancy deposits that we protect. This article has been written in response to a landlord's query: "Can I...

Posted by Zoe Knighton on 27 January 2017

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Success for TDS Colleagues

Colleagues at the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) have been building their knowledge of the world of residential lettings. With the NFOPP Level 3 Award in Tenancy Deposit Protection and Management colleagues have a better understanding of lettings and deposit protection, helping them progress their careers and give an even better customer experience. 

Posted by Zoe Knighton on 18 January 2017

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