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#ExpertView: The Countdown to MEES

| 13 February 2018

It is now just two months until new rules concerning Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) come into force in April. From April, all PRS homes rented out as either new lets or renewals must have a minimum energy performance rating of E on an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). This will be extended to all existing tenancies on 1st April 2020.

#AskTDS: "I asked my partner to move in with me - does this affect my deposit?"

| 9 February 2018

This article has been written in response to a tenant’s query: “I asked my partner to move in with me - does this affect my deposit?"

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

| 8 February 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.

#AskTDS: "Can I claim for condensation damage?"

| 2 February 2018

This article has been written in response to a landlord’s query: “Can I claim for condensation damage?”

Government updates tenancy guide – what it means for you

| 1 February 2018

John King, Director of Customer Service, explains what the updated guide means for landlords and agents and how they can remain compliant.

#AskTDS: “Who is responsible for mould building up in the property I let out?”

| 26 January 2018

This article has been written in response to a landlord’s query: “Who is responsible for mould building up in the property I let out?”

#ExpertView: Tessa's 2018 Legal Changes series - 1. An Introduction to Landlord Legal Changes coming in 2018

| 23 January 2018

In this week's #ExpertView, our guest writer Tessa Shepperson launches her new series looking at the legal changes that could affect landlords in 2018.

#AskTDS: "Why do I need to tell TDS about any pre-agreed amounts that are not in dispute?"

| 19 January 2018

This article has been written in response to a tenant’s query: "Why do I need to tell TDS about any pre-agreed amounts that are not in dispute, in relation to the tenancy deposit?"

#ExpertView: Community Links Bromley receives funding to help local tenants

| 16 January 2018

Community Links Bromley has received £8,870 funding from the TDS Charitable Foundation to create an online toolkit for new tenants renting privately in Bromley.

#AskTDS: "I want to raise a dispute, but my tenant is uncontactable - what should I do?"

| 12 January 2018

This article has been written in response to a landlord’s query: "I want to raise a dispute, but my tenant cannot be contacted - what should I do?"