Latest News - Tenancy Deposit Scheme

80% of tenants think landlords should pay for damage they caused themselves

January 12, 2016

80% of tenants think landlords should pay for damage they caused themselves Wine spills, Burns on worktops, cigarette burns to furniture, paint stains, scratches and dents to doors – A new study has revealed that, a whopping majority (80%) of tenants in the UK believe that their landlords should pay for damage they have caused…

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£4.5 Billion Tenant Damage Cost

January 12, 2016

£4.5 Billion Tenant Damage Cost Landlords are forced to pay out a massive £4.5 billion every year for property damage caused by tenants, while rent arrears account for around £900 million in costs, according to the latest TDS statistics. Thousands of landlords are met with damage to their property the end of their tenancy. The…

Reminder – Know your Responsibiilities – Tenancy Deposit Scheme in Northern Ireland

October 13, 2015

This legislation came into force in Northern Ireland on 1 April 2013.  In line with a new DSD Advertising Campaign we would like to take this opportunity to remind Landlords of what their responsiblities are under this relatively new legislation. A tenancy deposit is a sum of money which you may ask a tenant to…

Private Rented Sector Newsletter

June 2, 2014

The Housing Division have just released their Private Rented Sector Newsletter Issue 6 – covering several topics including an update on the Tenants Deposit Scheme, Landlord Registration Scheme, the Empty Homes Strategy and Affordable Warmth Scheme. A link to the document is provided below for our members. Download Private Rented Sector Newsletter…

First Conviction in Northern Ireland under Tenancy Deposit Scheme Legislation

February 3, 2014

First Conviction in Northern Ireland under Tenancy Deposit Scheme Legislation The Landlords Registration Scheme came into force in April 2013 requiring all landlords to protect any deposits received within 14 days of receipt within a licensed scheme and to provide to the tenant the key information regarding the deposit protection within a period of 28…

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New Book released for Northern Ireland –The Law of Private Tenancies in NI

July 18, 2013

A new book has been released which explains the law relating to Private Tenancies in Northern Ireland.  It covers all aspects of the private tenancy lifecycle – preparing the property for letting, negotiating the tenancy, issues that can arise during the tenancy and ending the tenancy. Written by Charles O’Neill, The Law of Private Tenancies…

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Possession order overturned – landlords details not included on the Prescribed Information for Tenancy Deposit Scheme

July 5, 2013

An order for possession has been overturned by a court on the basis that the Prescribed Information did not contain the landlord’s name and address; it showed the agent’s name and address as the holder of the deposit.  All other requirements had been adhered to regarding the prescribed information within the required timescales. The deposit…