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#ExpertView: No time like the present – landlords urged to act to improve the energy efficiency of their homes! #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 #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 #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.

#ExpertView: The Lifetime Value of a Sales Customer vs a Lettings Customer #ExpertView: The Lifetime Value of a Sales Customer vs a Lettings Customer

9 June 2021 In this week’s #ExpertView, Chief Kerfuffler & Founder, Simon Whale and Commercial & Strategic Director, Richard Durrant, discuss some interesting calculations that give food for thought about your sales and lettings split.

#AskTDS: How Should I Handle End of Tenancy Issues with Student Lets? #AskTDS: How Should I Handle End of Tenancy Issues with Student Lets?

23 April 2021 As landlords and students look ahead to returning to in-person teaching at university in the coming weeks, landlords are continuing to ramp up efforts to ensure student accommodation comes with new levels of hygiene, safety checks and check-in/out procedures in light of the ‘new normal’.

#ExpertView: Closing the adapted properties gap #ExpertView: Closing the adapted properties gap

9 April 2021 In this week’s #ExpertView, National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) Chief Executive, Ben Beadle, discusses the association’s new guidance showing landlords the role they can play in supporting the UK’s ageing population and disabled renters.

#ExpertView: Sunak budget overlooks the private rented sector #ExpertView: Sunak budget overlooks the private rented sector

11 March 2021 NRLA chief executive Ben Beadle on a quiet budget for landlords – and what further action the Government needs to take to bring about real change.

#NewsStory: Updated Landlord Guide to Deposit Repayment Requests #NewsStory: Updated Landlord Guide to Deposit Repayment Requests

12 February 2021 Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) has released an updated guide for landlords and agents on deposit repayments requests in TDS Custodial. In the TDS Custodial scheme, the deposit remains held until one of the parties to the tenancy advises that the tenancy has come to an end. Either the agent/ landlord who registered the deposit or the lead tenant can initiate the deposit return process by completing a repayment request.

#ExpertView: Crisis ahead unless Government steps up support #ExpertView: Crisis ahead unless Government steps up support

5 February 2021 Landlords have gone above and beyond to support tenants struggling to pay rent as a result of Covid-19. But as new figures show more than half of landlords have lost money and a third are thinking of selling homes, the National Residential Landlord Association (NRLA) is calling on the Government to act now to prevent a widespread rental crisis and this seems to be a shared opinion.

#AskTDS: The importance of understanding deposit use clauses in deposit disputes #AskTDS: The importance of understanding deposit use clauses in deposit disputes

28 January 2021 At the beginning of a tenancy, your landlord or letting agent should have provided a tenancy agreement for you to read and sign. The agreement is a contract between you and your landlord which spells out where the parties responsibilities lie. For example, it will say how much rent is due and the condition the property should be returned in at the end of the tenancy.

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