From:                              Deposit Protection Service <>

Sent:                               30 April 2015 13:56

To:                                   Aidan Saunders

Subject:                          Open House - Check-outs and deposit repayments



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Hello from The Deposit Protection Service and welcome to the latest edition of Open House!

This month, it's a student special to reflect the busy administration period coming up for agents who let to students. We've a new infographic about deposit repayments and an issue of "Be the adjudicator" about tenant switching in multiple occupancy properties.

We also cover the recent Deregulation Act affecting the letting market and bring you an update from some of the recipients of last year's awards from the DPS Charity Fund, so there's something for everyone. We hope you enjoy the read.   




Student deposit repayments made simple

Do you rent to students?

We know it's getting close to that time of year when students will be ending their studies and their tenancies, which means a busy period ahead for you.

To help you keep your administration to a minimum, we've designed a helpful infographic showing the tools we provide to help reduce your workload, coupled with some tips for best practice around checkouts.

Don't let to students? Our time-saving tools may still be useful if you have lots of deposits to administrate at the same time, so do check it out. You may find something that makes your workload easier!

View our helpful infographic!






Should you fret after student roulette?

Multiple occupancy tenancies can be difficult to manage when individual tenants move in and out. Test yourself as 'Emma' guides you through one such case in our latest "Be the adjudicator". 

Download "Be the adjudicator"




The Deregulation Act 2015 and how it might affect you

The recent Deregulation Act 2015 has been introduced to clear up some issues raised around the case of Superstrike vs Rodrigues in June 2013, and how it affects deposits taken before 6 April 2007.

Our Managing Director, Julian Foster, said: "These changes provide much needed clarity over the protection of older deposits and the management of deposits taken before the legislation came into force".

If you want to find out how this may affect you, check out our blog.   

Read about the Deregulation Act 2015






Two great charities putting donations to good use

Each quarter we give up to £20,000 to charities working in the housing sector in England, Scotland and Wales, through our Charity Fund.

We recently caught up with two successful applicants, Framework and Cheltenham Housing Aid Centre (CHAC) to see how they used their £10,000 donation.

To find out more about these fantastic charities and the work they do in the local housing sector, read our blog. 

Find out how our donations are used!




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