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#ExpertView: How TDS is helping to reduce deposit disputes

| 22 January 2019

The overwhelming majority of tenancies end amicably, but sometimes disputes do happen. In this week’s #ExpertView, TDS Adjudicator Michael Hill explains how TDS is working to prevent disputes.

#ExpertView: New Year tenancy resolutions

| 31 December 2018

New Year’s resolutions are often hard to stick to, but if you’re going to maintain one in 2019, make it our best practice for ending a resolution that could see you receive your full tenancy deposit back in your pocket.

#ExpertView: The tenant's guide to ending a tenancy

| 10 October 2018

John King, TDS Northern Ireland’s Director of Customer Services, gives tenants advice on best practice for ending a tenancy.

#AskTDS: “Can I make a deduction for my tenant changing the garden?”

| 25 May 2018

Gardening can be a thorny issue when it comes to deposit disputes.

#AskTDS: “Why does TDSNI need a tenant’s email address or mobile number?”

| 30 March 2018

This article has been written in response to a tenant’s query: “Why does TDSNI need my email address or mobile number?”

Adjudication Digest - Talking Trees

| 18 August 2016

The Adjudication Digest takes a recent decision by a TDSNI Adjudicator and sets out the reasoning behind the decision. The aim of these Digest reports is to help tenants, landlords and agents gain a better understanding of how we make our adjudication decisions. The names of the landlords and tenants involved have been removed and this is only a brief summary of the dispute.

Use a pet clause to protect you from pet claws...

Chris Kendall | 1 May 2015

Pets can strike fear into the hearts of landlords, but if approached with pragmatism they can benefit from a growing market of renting pet owners.

Proceed to check out! Tips for tenants moving out

Ben Beadle | 29 August 2014

As a tenant in Northern Ireland you can expect to pay an average £570 for your tenancy deposit. It's a lot of money.

Landlords keep deposits unfairly say tenants

Ben Beadle | 24 July 2014

Most tenants who have had tenancy deposits withheld by landlords and letting agents think money was kept unfairly, according to a survey published today.