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.
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.
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?
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.
#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.
25 January 2022 In this week’s #AskTDS, a letting agent asks which TDS scheme is best for them?
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.
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.
25 October 2021 TDS NI wins Best Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme at the ESTAS for the sixth year running!
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.