#AskTDS: I’m worried about the upcoming energy cost increases, how can I improve my property’s energy efficiency and support my tenants?
14 February 2022 In this week’s #ASKTDS, with confirmation that our energy bills are due to increase to an average of £636 per household, we look at ways to improve our homes energy efficiency and help with the rising costs.
#AskTDS: Which Deposit Protection Scheme is right for me, Custodial or Insured?
25 January 2022 In this week’s #AskTDS, a letting agent asks which TDS scheme is best for them?
#NewsStory: Mould still a big problem for landlords and agents, according to TDSNI survey results
13 December 2021 In our recent mould survey sent out in our monthly newsletter, over 400 agents and landlords responded, which helped to reveal the common issues and causes of mould and condensation in private rented properties. As cleaning and damage continue to top the list of reasons for disputes, TDSNI were keen to hear more from their customers about the most problematic issues.
#ExpertView: NRLA campaign secures £65m Covid fund
8 November 2021 Following months of NRLA campaigning, the Government has now agreed to ringfence £65 million to pay off Covid-related arrears. Funding will target tenants most in need with cash to cover arrears, expected to be paid directly to landlords. NRLA chief executive Ben Beadle explains more.
TDS NI wins Best Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme at the ESTAS for the sixth year running!
25 October 2021 TDS NI wins Best Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme at the ESTAS for the sixth year running!
#ExpertView: New Window Scrappage Scheme Will Help Landlords to Hit Eco Targets
3 September 2021 In this week’s #ExpertView, National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) Chief Executive, Ben Beadle, outlines proposals for a new scrappage scheme that would allow landlords to swap old windows for new energy efficient replacements.
#AskTDS: I’m considering renting to tenants with a pet, what do I need to know?
2 August 2021 A recent spike in demand for pets, as a result of lockdown, has meant that more landlords and agents are faced with the decision of whether to rent to tenants with pets. As 44% of people in the UK own a pet, being knowledgeable about your rights and obligations as a landlord or agent is important if you are looking to rent out properties to pet owners.
#ExpertView: No time like the present – landlords urged to act to improve the energy efficiency of their homes!
9 July 2021 In this week’s #ExpertView, Fiona Wilson, Business Development Manager at Elmhurst Energy, discusses the current Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) and the proposed new legislation.
#NewsStory Annual Report Reveals Tenancy Dispute Trends During 2020
23 June 2021 The Dispute Service has published its first Annual Report on tenancy disputes and resolutions to communicate insights from 2020-21 to the wider Private Rented Sector (PRS).
#PressRelease: The Dispute Service Ranked No.3 in Best Companies Awards 2021
22 June 2021 The Dispute Service (which includes the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS), TDS Northern Ireland and Safe Deposits Scotland) has been ranked No.3 in the UK’s Best 10 Not for Profit companies to work for in the Best Companies Awards 2021.