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LandlordZONE
19-03-2007, 12:08 PM
The March Editon of the LandlordZONE Newsletter on the Tenancy Deposit Schemes is now available at http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/BlogNe...er-archive.htm (http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/BlogNews/newsletter-archive.htm)

David Lawrenson
19-03-2007, 14:41 PM
Excellent Landlord Log
So here we are on the verge of Tenancy Deposit Schemes starting.
I hope it works out well but the potential admin issues must have those who have been brave enough to run the schemes holding their breath in nervous anticipation.
But what a shame the government bought in this new system when it already has an imperfect but just about workable scheme called the small claims court (which of course landlords and tenants can still opt to use)
Would it not have made so much more sense for the government to have more widely advertised the working of the small claims courts more to both tenants and landlords - and ran a campaign to help tenants and landlords know what to do to protect their rights - by doing proper inventory checks backed up by photographs to evidence state and condtion, for example.
Instead all landlords who take deposits under an AST (and ultimately tenants too) will have to pay for a scheme which the bad landlords will probably just ignore.
Obvious winners will be the landlord association that's got organised to run the mainly landlord scheme - I note that discounts for member landlords are good - and inventory clerks should also be in more demand too.
David Lawrenson
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www.lettingfocus.com

jeffrey
19-03-2007, 14:44 PM
The March Editon of the LandlordZONE Newsletter on the Tenancy Deposit Schemes is now available at http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/BlogNe...er-archive.htm (http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/BlogNews/newsletter-archive.htm)

"Editon"? Must proufreed!

Joannepowell
19-03-2007, 22:54 PM
"Editon"? Must proufreed!


Now now Jeffrey - it happens to the best of us. I should know cos of my typo this mornig! ;)

J