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How long is a reasonable time to return a deposit?
My outgoing tenant has said he won't return the keys until I pay him back the deposit. I have

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27/01/2018 22:45

Tenant suing for upto 3 times the deposit for an issue nothiong to do with the deposit.
My recent ex tenant had a foul drainage smell that took 6 or 7 weeks for Yorkshire Water to deal

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Kevin C.
12/01/2018 10:00

Deposit Not Protected
AST agreement was made but Deposit somehow not protected within 1 month. tenant left but t

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Views: 721
09/01/2018 16:20

DPS Deposit Issue
Dear RLA, I have had a tenant leave having not paid a single months rent and having been e

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Views: 673
29/12/2017 10:59

Council Tax
Hi, I am renting out to students. I am starting the contract on the 1st July to avoid paying coun

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Views: 674
29/12/2017 10:20

Deposit Scheme
Hi All, I use the RLA AST template, which deposit scheme can i use with this AST?

Replies: 18
Views: 677
Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS)
28/12/2017 10:27

Buying a house with sitting tennants
Hi, I am buying a property with tenants in the property, the previous owner gave them notice to l

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Views: 745
16/12/2017 16:27

Extra week
We have a property where there was a joint tenancy. One member of the couple left and eventually

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Views: 898
01/12/2017 16:40

Tenancy Change
For properties in Wales where the 6 month Assured Short Term Tenancy has rolled on to a Statutory

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Views: 815
26/11/2017 16:32

Straightforward claim?
My tenant left owing me money in excess of the deposit so I used MCOL to get a CCJ. The tenant di

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Views: 910
19/11/2017 10:16

MyDeposit Discount/Subsidy for RLA members?
Hi, The former London Rental Standard discount code no longer works for protecting a depos

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Views: 940
Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS)
06/11/2017 20:52

Has anyone ever gone down the Alternative Dispute Resolution with a tenancy deposit? A ten

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Views: 973
30/10/2017 17:41

Non-resident landlord
Hi, I am a UK non-resident landlord and have recently moved abroad. Can someone advise if

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Views: 971
30/10/2017 10:26

Hi I have a property which I have been letting to a couple for about 2 years now with no i

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24/10/2017 11:03

Deposits for new agreements and removing obsolete deposit protection
1) I had taken protection with DepositGuard for a tenant in a property. That tenancy ended some y

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Views: 872
Landlord Advice Team
23/10/2017 16:53

Tenancy Deposits
Can you tell me if there is a general rule in how much deposit is normally put down when a tenant

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Views: 829
Landlord Advice Team
23/10/2017 13:23

Deposit back early
A rather unusual deposit question please..... Iíve a tenant who moved in 10 days ago, I took a

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Views: 944
18/10/2017 15:45

my tenant took (and kept) "deposits" from lodgers when sub-letting
I have a tenant, she lets out spare room, I have discovered 3 cases now, whereby she took deposit

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Views: 896
09/10/2017 16:16

tenancy deposit
Can we register a new tenancy (TDS) while we are still holding the previous tenancy deposit due t

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Views: 890
Landlord Advice Team
04/10/2017 14:52

TDS deposit
We are still in the discussion with the previous tenants about the amount of expenses need to be

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Purple Bunny
03/10/2017 11:00

Deceased tenant
Hello We have a delicate issue. One of our tenants from our HMO was recently found decease

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28/09/2017 13:10

Tenant pulled out of tenancy after paying deposit
Hello I have a prospective tenant lined up for to rent a room within our shared house, agreed

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Views: 897
20/09/2017 13:32

DepositGuard - TDS Insurance - New AST
Tenants have been in for 5 months. I've followed the Deposit rules and put it in the T

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Views: 915
16/09/2017 18:59

tenancy deposit protection scheme
Which one or are they all pretty much the same? Any problems encountered? xx

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Views: 961
Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS)
12/09/2017 10:14

Deposit as joint tenancy then partner moved out new tenancy for remaining person
Hi I have a tenant who was previously a joint tenant with her partner then he moved out but I did

Replies: 5
Views: 873
08/09/2017 10:43

TDS refund
I think we have had two tricky tenants but the good news is they left when the tenancy agreement

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Views: 913
29/08/2017 08:33

Landlords expenses
My tenant has left his flat but it needed some cleaning etc, He eventually agreed to pay for pro

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Views: 1,024
10/08/2017 23:04

Tenancy Deposit guidance
Our tenant's AST is ending on 5th September and she wants to renew for another 6 or 12 months

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Views: 975
10/08/2017 14:41

Deposit for dirty flat
My tenant left the flat in the same condition as he received it except for the dirt. I took plent

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Views: 1,046
Manc Neb
10/08/2017 10:54

TDS Prescribed Information
I have downloaded the: "Prescribed Information & Suggested Clauses for Tenancy Agreements , F

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Views: 962
Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS)
09/08/2017 15:36

Advice on checking our of tenant - charges for damage and cleaning
Hi, I have just received our check out report for a tenant that has vacated the property and h

Replies: 3
Views: 1,004
08/08/2017 12:40

After departure date on the tenancy agreement, how many days we have before we release the tenanc

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Views: 1,001
Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS)
07/08/2017 11:34

What information do I need to give tenant to comply with My Deposits Scheme
I have just joined RLA and have a new tenancy coming up. I had registered my tenants deposit yest

Replies: 5
Views: 981
31/07/2017 16:10

What information do I need to give tenant to comply with My Deposits Scheme
I have just joined RLA and have a new tenancy coming up. I had registered my tenants deposit yest

Replies: 4
Views: 1,002
31/07/2017 16:08

Smaller deposits = more homelessness
I am shocked by the governments failure to think through the effect of limiting deposits to a max

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Views: 1,106
31/07/2017 13:52

Who pays the Deposit
I have been advised by Foxtons that they insist that the deposit paid by an outgoing tenant is to

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Views: 1,018
Landlord Advice Team
24/07/2017 10:16

Joint Deposits/Witheld Rent
Hi I have a four bed student let and took 4x£300 as deposit with RLA AST and DepsositGuard

Replies: 2
Views: 863
Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS)
17/07/2017 09:00

Joint Deposits/Witheld Rent
Hi I have a four bed student let and took 4x£300 as deposit with RLA AST and DepsositGuard

Replies: 0
Views: 906
Joint Deposits/Witheld Rent
16/07/2017 15:45

extra deposit taken specifically to cover damage by pets
Hi i have some prospective tenants who want to move into one of my properties. They are

Replies: 4
Views: 986
11/07/2017 10:14

Returning Deposit
Good afternoon I am in the process of purchasing a buy to let. I am due to exchange today

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Views: 1,039
05/07/2017 22:26

deposit dispute
Hi We requested to withhold £299 from our tenant when they left as the grass in the

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Views: 1,168
27/06/2017 00:52
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