Ensure all deposits are protected, say TDSNI

TDS Team at the CIHNI Awards

| 7 March 2017

All deposits must now be protected, say TDSNI

Tenancy Deposit Scheme Northern Ireland has won the Chartered Institute of Housing award for raising standards in the private rented sector. The awards ceremony, hosted at the recently named world’s best tourist attraction the Titanic Belfast, was a celebration of housing excellence across the island of Ireland.

TDS Northern Ireland has been safeguarding tenancy deposits in Northern Ireland since April 2013 has firmly established itself as the market leader, protecting almost 80% of all deposits.

Commenting on their success Ben Beadle, Managing Director of TDS Northern Ireland commented:

“We are absolutely thrilled to be recognised for our work in raising standards in the private rented sector by the Chartered Institute of Housing. As CIH have recognised, we play as important part in raising standards and professionalising the sector in Northern Ireland and will continue to do so.

The protection of tenancy deposits does not yet apply to all deposits and the Department for Communities has acknowledged this in their review of the PRS. We are delighted that the Department is recommending that all deposits are brought into protection and the sooner that this is done the better. It is clear that to do so will raise the standard further and enhance the experience for all involved.”

In a great week for the firm, TDS has been placed 84th in the Sunday Times Best 100 not for profit companies to work for 2017. The award is based on workplace engagement and comes after the organisation was named as ‘one to watch’ last year.

Commenting on the accolade, Chief Executive of the TDS group Steve Harriott added:

“We are delighted to be listed as a top 100 company. It is a testament to the effort and hard work of all our colleagues. Combined with our success at the CIH awards, this is the clearest example of an engaged workforce delivering outstanding results for our customers.”