With winter just upon us, it’s important for landlords, agents and renters to prepare their properties for the harsh weather to come. The colder weather brings with it various problems for your home, such as frozen pipes or blocked gutters, and is a time when rental properties can experience their worst conditions. To get ahead of the wintry weather, we’ve put together a handy checklist to help protect your tenants and your rental property during this period.
Unsure who is accountable should a problem arise? Take a look at our previous article regarding winter damage and who is responsible here. Additionally, we have real-life case studies of winter damage, burst pipes, and mould during the cold-weather season, please click here
Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) is a government approved scheme for the protection of tenancy deposits; TDS offers both Insured and Custodial protection and 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 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.