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A look back at 10 years of tenancy deposit schemes

Friday 28 April 2017

Steve Harriott, Chief Executive of TDS, looks back at ten years of tenancy deposit schemes. While it’s been ten years since tenancy deposit schemes were first introduced in England and Wales, TDS has been going a fair bit longer. RICS and ARLA formed The Dispute Service in 2003 to operate a voluntary tenancy deposit scheme for regulated agents (TDSRA). Read More...


Modify a coin meter for new £1 coin and risk a £5000 fine

Friday 28 April 2017

Do any of your properties still use coin sub-meters to charge tenants for gas and electricity? These will not work after 15 October 2017 when old pound coins cease to be legal tender, and many landlords and agents might be tempted to remove the old meters to modify them. Read More...




Propertymark continues to raise it's profile

Thursday 27 April 2017

It's amazing to think that although the Propertymark brand was launched less than three months ago, we are already seeing the brand beginning to gain traction and recognition among the public, the industry and the powers that be. Read More...


Dress code or mess code?

Tuesday 25 April 2017

Sexist company dress codes have received media attention again recently. This is the idea that dress codes are discriminating against women and in some instances, sexualising what women wear in the workplace. Read More...




Scottish PRS continues on set path

Tuesday 25 April 2017

The Scottish PRS continues to prove very robust to geopolitical change as it plots a predictable path in Q1 2017. Contrasting forces from the central belt and Aberdeen result in a balancing act at just 0.1% year on year national growth. Read More...


Improvements to Universal Credit Alternative Payment Arrangement

Thursday 13 April 2017

On 11 April 2017, the Department for Work and Pensions brought in improvements to the Alternative Payment Arrangement UC47 applications forms removing the need for landlords to provide additional evidence. Read More...


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