#AskTDS “How do I avoid tenancy deposit disputes that could arise from decisions made during Covid-19?”
There have been many questions from landlords, letting agents and tenants on tenancy deposits since the Covid-19 pandemic forced lockdown and social distancing measures. As a result, many standard processes undertaken at pre-tenancy, mid-tenancy and end-of-tenancy have either ground to a halt or required a different approach.
The only not-for-profit tenancy deposit protection scheme, Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS), have launched a series of Covid-19 webinars to provide answers to tenancy deposit questions during lockdown.
News broke yesterday that Regulations covering travel restrictions in England are being relaxed from today, Wednesday May 13th 2020, allowing lettings agents to carry out aspects of the lettings process.
#AskTDS: Where Can Tenants Find Answers on Deposits, Check-ins and Property Inspections During the Covid-19 Pandemic?
Covid-19 has brought with it much stress and confusion for tenants in private rented properties, and it can be difficult to know where to look for answers.
Industry charity Agents Giving are encouraging the industry to share their #IndustryActsofKindness during this time when community spirit and neighbourhood support has never been so important.
#AskTDS “My tenant is moving out and I am concerned they may have Covid-19. How does this affect check-out and deposit release?”
During the Covid-19 lockdown, landlords, letting agents and tenants have raised questions about how the lockdown is affecting normal tenancy processes such as check-ins, maintenance and check-out inspections. In response to the confusion, Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) has created a Covid-19 FAQ page, which offers advice on tenancy deposit protection during this unprecedented situation.
As part of the TDS Covid-19 series, Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) and its partners are providing advice to letting agents, landlords and tenants on how to deal with tenancy deposit issues during the coronavirus pandemic.
In this week’s #AskTDS, we answer a question from a landlord: “My tenants are about to move in. How do I carry out a check-in remotely during Covid-19?”
In this week’s #ExpertView, the TDS customer service team offers advice on handing over keys early during lock-down.
Please see below a letter which has been issued on behalf of Deirdre Hargey MLA, Minister for Communities and Conor Murphy MLA, Minister of Finance.