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In this week’s #ExpertView, our Director of Dispute Resolution, Michael Morgan, goes through the latest updates for our Insured members.
A TDS member contacted us recently with a conundrum - how to give new staff members, some of whom were new to the lettings industry, a ‘crash course’ on tenancy deposit protection. So far so good – but they also wanted their colleagues to meet other letting agents and be able to compare experiences.
The question of pets in rental homes is an emotive and complicated one. In this article, Sally Walmsley, editor of RLA's RPI magazine, looks at the recent Labour Party proposal on pets in rental properties.
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.
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.
Property expert, Kate Faulkner, launches guide to help tenants conduct checks and research before taking on a rented property. The guide is the latest instalment in a series of reports into the private rented sector funded by the TDS Charitable Foundation.
The Bristol-based Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) has received £14,050 funding from the TDS Charitable Foundation to develop a project that will help landlords in the South West to better understand their obligations around Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES).