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Tenancy Deposit Protection (TDP) applies to all new Assured Shorthold Tennancies (AST's) as of 6th April 2007 where a deposit is taken.
TDP is a key consumer-protective meassure,which will also introduce a simpler way of resolving deposit disputes and help raise standards in the private rented sector.
How does TDP Work?
There are three types of scheme,two insuranced based and one custodial.Belvoir (Wellingborough) are registered with the custodial scheme.
When a deposit is paid to Belvoir we will register the deposit and pay the monies to the Tenancy Deposit Protection Service who will hold it for the duration of the Tenancy.The Tenant has the legal right at any time and at no cost to check with DPS that the deposit is in place.
At the end of the Tenancy, if the Landlord and Tenant are in agreement on how the deposit should be dealt with, the DPS will refund the deposit on that basis.
If the Landlord and Tenant cannot reach agreement then either party can use Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).The ADR decision is final and DPS will refund the deposit in accordance with their decision.
For further information please contact the office who will be pleased to answer any questions you may have.
Alternatively visit www.depositprotection.co.uk