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25 May 2022
Nathan Emerson takes TDS Board position

Propertymark was one of the founders of TDS in 2003 along with RICS and has been continuously represented on the Board ever since. Emerson, Propertymark CEO replaces Mark Hayward, who retired at the end of 2021.

23 May 2022
Why outsource your client accounting?

Agencies outsource client accounting to reduce costs and focus on core business goals and planning. The challenge is finding the right solution and partner. An outsourcing partner who best fits with a business is key to a long, happy, and successful relationship—saving you time and money.

19 May 2022
Improving the beginning and end of tenancy

TDS has collaborated with various partners to improve the private rental experience for agents and landlords. New and improved features have helped to ensure that TDS stays up-to-date with current technology movements as the industry evolves.

16 Feb 2022
What's next for the UK housing market?

In the final episode of the Move iQ Podcast’s sixth series, Phil Spencer is back talking to our CEO Nathan Emerson about what the Government is proposing for the future of the housing market such as the abolition of section21 and deposit passports. Nathan also gives an update on the different initiatives that we’re involved with and how we’re driving change for the greater good of the sector.

02 Feb 2022
Answering renters' frequently asked questions

In Episode 7, Maxine Fothergill, ARLA Propertymark President is back talking to Phil Spencer and answering renters’ frequently answered questions. Not surprisingly, the top of the list is all things deposits. How can you protect your deposit? How can you reduce deductions?

26 Jan 2022
How to avoid the pitfalls when renting a property

Phil Spencer talks to ARLA Propertymark President Maxine Fothergill on the the pitfalls of renting and how to avoid the most common mistakes. Did you know how common it is for tenants not to check their inventory or read their contract fully?

29 Nov 2021
Renting with pets

This guide provides letting agents and their landlords with information that can help maximise the benefits of renting with pets while taking appropriate action to minimise the risk of damage.

01 Nov 2021
MoJ call for evidence: Dispute resolution in England and Wales

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) specifically asked for data about, and insights into, experiences of dispute resolution within and outside the court system to help them understand a range of factors including drivers of engagement, outcomes, standards and skills and training.

22 Oct 2021
Inventory image technology to help tenancy disputes

Inventory reporting has never been more important when dealing with tenancy deposit disputes. Now, with new 360° image technology from Inventory Hive and TDS, property professionals have entered a new era of inventory reporting.

02 Sep 2021
How to resolve deposit disputes fast (or avoid them altogether)

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.

23 Jun 2021
Speed up the end-of-tenancy process

TDS ran a poll amongst letting agents to find out where the most time was spent in the tenancy deposit process. Nearly half of agents reported that dealing with deposit disputes took the most time, with over a third stating that the end-of-tenancy was heaviest on administration.

16 Jun 2021
Additional costs and risks must be part of debate on renting with pets

Members of the House of Lords quizzed the UK Government yesterday on what it is doing to encourage landlords to be more pet friendly. The question was tabled by Lord Black who said that one million households that would like to have a cat cannot do so because they live in a rental property.

02 Jun 2021
Lifecycle of a tenancy deposit

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.

28 May 2021
Deposit disputes: a little information goes a long way

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.

08 Feb 2021
Deposit disputes and tenant fees – what agents need to know

As a letting agent, it is not only important to be up to date with permitted fees to avoid potential deposit disputes; it can also save you costly legal penalties too. Debbie Davies, former letting agent and now Head of Sales and Marketing at Propertymark Industry Supplier, Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS), explains what agents need to know about tenancy deposit disputes and tenant fees.

27 Nov 2020
TDS — How to reduce pet-related tenancy deposit disputes

Sandy Bastin, Head of Adjudication Services at Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS), discusses the debate on whether owners and agents should allow tenants to keep pets in private rented properties given the spike in pet ownership since the Coronavirus pandemic began.

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