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#AskTDS: “I am taking over management from my letting agent, how do I transfer the deposit protection from the agent to myself?”

| 13 July 2018

On Fridays, we answer your deposit-related queries and this week, Patrick Kidney, Business Development Executive, at Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) answers a landlord’s question: “I am taking over the management of my property from my letting agent, how do I transfer the deposit protection from the agent to myself?”

#ExpertView: GDPR: Are you fully compliant?

| 10 July 2018

In this week’s #ExpertView, Richard Jones, policy consultant and company secretary for the Residential Landlords Association (RLA), reminds landlords or their obligations following the introduction of new legislation in May.

#AskTDS: My Dad manages my property for me, is he an agent?

| 6 July 2018

This week, Kelly Wallace, Senior Business Development Executive at Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS), answers a landlord’s question: “My dad manages my property for me, is he an agent?”

#ExpertView: Landlord TAP making a splash in simplifying lettings water bills

| 3 July 2018

#ExpertView this week looks at water charges across Wales, and Gareth Williams, Collections Transformation Manager, at Dŵr Cymru (Welsh Water), tells us how and why landlords need to let water companies know who their tenants are.

Lifecycle of a Deposit Week with Property Tribes

| 2 July 2018

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.

#AskTDS: "How can changes to the parties of a tenancy affect the deposit?"

| 29 June 2018

This week, Kelly Wallace, Senior Business Development Executive at Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS), answers an agent’s question: “How can changes to the parties of a tenancy affect the deposit?”

#ExpertView: Landlords should be better informed of rights and responsibilities

| 26 June 2018

In this week’s #ExpertView, property expert Kate Faulkner calls for better communication from Governments to landlords and agents on the benefits and practical implications of legislative changes.

#AskTDS: The importance of keeping tenants' contact information up-to-date

Debbie Davies | 22 June 2018

The duration of a tenancy in the private rented sector can vary from several months to years. Longer tenancies can benefit both landlords and tenants alike as they can offer a stable home to the tenant and a secure income to the landlord. With these longer term tenancies, it is important to ensure that landlords and agents have a process in place to regularly update their tenants’ contact information as the longer the term of the tenancy, the more chance there is of tenants changing their phone numbers and email addresses.

#ExpertView: Landlord Legal Changes Coming in 2018 - Banning Orders - what they are and how they work

| 12 June 2018

In this week’s instalment of #ExpertView, Tessa Shepperson of LandlordLaw continues her legal series, focusing on banning orders.

#AskTDS: “What happens if I don’t protect my tenant’s deposit?”

Debbie Davies | 8 June 2018

This week, Debbie Davies, Assistant Director of Business Development at Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS), answers landlord’s question; “What happens if I don’t protect my tenant’s deposit?”