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#AskTDS: "My boiler stopped working over Christmas – Can I claim compensation from my deposit?"
TDS sometimes see enquires from a tenant that relates to a maintenance issue or defect in the property experienced during the tenancy. More specifically the enquiry we see most often is “My boiler stopped working and I had no heating or hot water - can I claim compensation?” this could come in response to a proposed deduction from the tenancy deposit by the landlord or letting agent.
#ExpertView: How TDS is helping to reduce deposit disputes
The overwhelming majority of tenancies end amicably, but sometimes disputes do happen. In this week’s #ExpertView, TDS Adjudicator Michael Hill explains how TDS is working to prevent disputes.
#ExpertView: Eight winter property care tips
In this week’s #ExpertView, Victoria Barker, Communications Officer at Residential Landlords Association (RLA), shares her top tips for looking after your rental property during the winter months.
#AskTDS: “How can TDS help you switch?"
Our #AskTDS blog series answers a tenant, landlord or agent’s question. This week, Patrick Kidney, Business Development Executive at Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS), answers the question: “How can TDS help you switch?”
#ExpertView: Renovating Without Permission
This week on #ExpertView, our Director of Dispute Resolution, Michael Morgan, discusses a recent decision by an adjudicator on a case involving a tenant who renovated a property without their landlord’s permission, and sets out the reasoning behind the decision.
#AskTDS: "My landlord is claiming for cutting back a tree - can they do this?"
This article has been written in response to a tenant’s query: “My landlord is claiming for cutting back a tree - can they do this?”
#ExpertView: Time for a Spring clean
In this week’s #ExpertView, our Director of Dispute Resolution, Michael Morgan, goes through the latest updates for our Insured members.
#ExpertView: The RLA marks 20 years
Starting with an initial membership of just 350 two decades ago, the Residential Landlords Association has developed into one of the country’s most important landlord bodies with more than 30,000 members today. Here Sally Walmsley, RLA communications manager, looks back at how it all began.
#AskTDS: "Should I let my tenant keep chickens in the garden?"
This article has been written in response to a landlord’s query: “Should I let my tenant keep chickens in the garden?”
#ExpertView: TDS Academy Foundation Course
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.