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TDS – The Dispute Service Annual Review 2015

The Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) – the government approved deposit protection scheme for landlords, agents, and tenants in the UK – today announced the value of deposits protected has grown by £100m from last year, to over £1.3bn and a … Continue reading

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Smoke Detector & Carbon Monoxide Detector Regulations

On 11 March 2015 Housing Minister Brandon Lewis announced that landlords will be required by law to install working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in their properties. The draft legislation says: A relevant landlord in respect of a specified tenancy … Continue reading

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Infographic: Guide to Becoming a Landlord

This infographic by Access Legal shows some of the things landlords need to do, the costs involved, the classic errors to avoid to make sure you get the best from buy-to-let – and how to look after your tenants so … Continue reading

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New Landlord Emergency Cover Launched

Leading providers of let property cover, Total Landlord Insurance, have just added Total Landlord Emergency Cover to their portfolio of insurance products designed specifically for landlords. Total Landlord Emergency Cover is a cost-effective insurance product that provides immediate assistance in … Continue reading

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Large deposits make inventories more important than ever

This article up from Property Drum by Operations Manager for ARLA, Ian Potter, further highlights how critical inventories with schedule of condition report have become. With such large sums of money at stake, ARLA has called on tenants and landlords … Continue reading

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Unpaid rent and filthy tenants – Latest Student Landlord Survey 2011

With student market nearly upon us, New Student Publications carried out an interesting straw survey on Student Landlord Problems Different categories were addressed covering areas from unpaid rent to cleanliness issues. Unpaid rent, filthy tenants and panicking about filling your … Continue reading

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Latest Guide on Deposits, Disputes and Damages

  Read the Latest Guide on Deposits, Disputes and Damages from all 3 Deposit Schemes By Nick Lyons, Managing Director No Letting Go All three deposit schemes have released an information document on managing your deposits, with advice on what … Continue reading

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Who wins the deposit disputes – tenant v landlord

TDS state that the following percentage awards (in terms of deposits held) were made during 2010 Percentage of awards made to tenant – 56% Percentage of awards made to landlord – 42% Percentage of awards made to agents – 2% … Continue reading

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TDS: Top 3 causes of deposit disputes

TDS state that in 2009/10 the top three causes of disputes were as follows: Cleaning – found in 46% of complaints Damage – found in 29% of complaints Redecoration – found in 24% of complaints Bookmark on Delicious Digg this … Continue reading

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Top 5 buy-to-let landlord mistakes

I read a great article written for Upad this week….if you missed it then here it is. It is always good to remember the basics. The Buy-to-Let boom is unlikely to return any time soon. A serious lack of good … Continue reading

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