As many agents will be aware, disputes over tenancy deposits at the end of a tenancy can cause frustrating delays and unexpected costs. Fortunately, there are ways to resolve common disputes quickly and avoid them altogether.
The Consumer Code for Home Builders has produced a new code compliance starter kit for agents and home builders, in partnership with Propertymark which is now available to download.
Whether new to tenancy deposit protection or simply want to know more about the process, it helps to understand the lifecycle of deposits to avoid penalties and disputes. Debbie Davies, Head of Sales at TDS, explains seven steps every agent should be aware of.
Debbie Davies, Head of Sales and Client Success at TDS explains it’s all in the detail when it comes to tenancy deposits, the more information that is collected and provided the better.
We have worked with the Home Office and UK Border Agency to answer the questions that are widely asked by landlords and letting agents regarding Right to Rent.
The UK Government announced in January 2021 further updates to the Safeguarding Directions (safeguarded zone) and zoned property schemes that replace all previous versions.
The National Trading Standards Estate and Letting Agency Team (NTSELAT) has updated its guidance to help property sales businesses comply with the CPRs.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been reviewing guidance from the UK Government and devolved administrations to create overlaying best practices and support our members in working safely and developing their own procedures.
We encourage you to move deposits from insurance-backed schemes to free custodial schemes as interest rates drop. TDS have outlined all the ways you can benefit from switching in this guide.
This document provided members with a summary of announced government schemes brought in to support businesses during the pandemic. It covers all the schemes from across the UK, who is eligible for them and how to apply.
This guide is aimed at helping agents and their employers understand the often-perceived complex world and language of apprenticeships and give you the information required to support your business and staff development.
Agents from all over the country have been asking us about how the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Act will affect them so we've answered 67 of the most frequently asked questions.
We put together ten of our top tips as part of our Tenant Fees Toolkit for agents in Wales. This resource was published to help letting agents ahead of the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Act which came into force on 1 September 2019.
Agents from all over the country have been asking us about how the Tenant Fees Act will affect them and we've answered 71 of the most frequently asked questions.
We put together ten of our top tips as part of our Tenant Fees Toolkit. This resource was published to help letting agents ahead of the Tenant Fees Act which came into force on 1 June 2019.
This guide considers best practice from a deposit dispute adjudicator’s view, irrespective of who prepared the inventory, check-in or check-out report presented as evidence.