#NewsStory: The Law on Private Renting in Northern Ireland is Changing
7 March 2023 From 1 April 2023 Sections 1 to 6 of the Private Tenancies Act (Northern Ireland) 2022 will commence and landlords and tenants need to be aware of the following information.
How to deal with damp and mould in rented homes
27 February 2023 There are a few common questions that arise when the issue of mould in rented properties is mentioned: what causes it, how dangerous is it, how do I remove it, how do I prevent it, and who’s responsibility is it to deal with all of that? Here’s some useful advice for tenants, landlords and agents on how to deal with damp in your rented home.
#AskTDS: Who is responsible for property maintenance?
3 October 2022 In this week’s #ASKTDS, we answered a question regarding property maintenance: ‘Who is responsible for what when it comes to property maintenance tasks in a rental property?’.
The Adjudicator: Fair Wear and Tear in Deposit Disputes
1 September 2022 The Adjudicator takes a recent decision by a TDS Adjudicator and sets out the reasoning behind the decision. The aim of these digest reports is to help tenants, landlords and agents better understand how we make our adjudication decisions.
#NewsStory: The latest Statistical Briefing from The Dispute Service (TDS) highlights dispute trends, deposit increases and more across the PRS?
15 August 2022 The latest Statistical Briefing from The Dispute Service (TDS) reveals that the number of deposits protected in the UK is increasing.
#NewsStory: What are the next steps following the Renters Reform Bill White Paper proposals?
11 August 2022 Listen to Steve Harriott, CEO of Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) in discussion here.
The Adjudicator: An End of Tenancy Clean and Missing Keys
5 May 2022 The Adjudicator takes a recent decision by a TDS Adjudicator and sets out the reasoning behind the decision. The aim of these digest reports is to help tenants, landlords and agents better understand how we make our adjudication decisions.
TDS Poll Highlights Confusion Surrounding Garden Maintenance in Rental Properties
28 March 2022 Our latest TDS poll has found that garden maintenance, one of the top five most common reasons for deposit disputes, continues to cause confusion and disagreements within the private rental sector.
#AskTDS: Can I send the Prescribed Information to my Tenants Earlier or Later than 28 days?
23 March 2022 In this week's #ASKTDS, we're presented with a question regarding the rules of serving Prescribed Information (PI). Can the PI be sent earlier or later than 28 days? And if it is, what does that mean for the agent or landlord?
#ExpertView: Postcode lottery of enforcement has to change
4 March 2022 NRLA chief executive Ben Beadle shares new research suggesting unreliable and inconsistent data is muddying the waters when it comes to monitoring standards in the PRS.