DPS Case studies

The inventory clerk plays a big part in this as a neutral observer; our reports are the eyes of the Deposit protection schemes. However the strength of the report depends on a few factors: First...

So you want to use a template for an inventory.

There are a lot of field fillable inventory templates available and they can be very tempting to use. While we will always advocate using a professional accredited inventory firm, if you do use...

We have a problem.

  Our problem is that at the end of tenancies landlords and lettings agents are giving the all clear to release funds with only a cursory look through the check-out report. This leads to a...

Baby It’s cold outside

It’s the time of year where it’s wet, cold and people huddle up inside their homes and watch Netflix or TV but what else is happening in their homes? Snow fall and the heavy rain around the...

Mould and Mildew

      Now that the weather has taken a dip people are turning on their heating for longer and longer and this time of year is kind of moist in general, it’s an ideal combination for...

Green deal

With the newly launched ‘Green Deal’ the government is aiming on making homes in the UK more energy efficient and there are some important implications for Landlords renting their...

Mould tips for tenants

At this time of year mould caused by condensation is by far the most common cause of damage to a rented property. Tenants can take some simple steps to minimise mould: • Clean and dry all windows...

Disputes down but tenants take the lion’s share

Statistics released by the TDS showed last year tenant deposit disputes dropped just over 13% compared to the prior year, despite this tenants continued to receive the vast majority of awards...

Chimneys and fireplaces – swept away

While most landlords and agents are hot on Gas and Electricity safety certificates many are less aware of their responsibilities regarding having a chimney swept. <span...