From:                              Deposit Protection Service <>

Sent:                               13 February 2017 15:21

To:                                   Aidan Saunders

Subject:                          Updates to the Private Rented Sector



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Welcome to the December edition of Open House, your regular update on the world of deposit protection.

In this newsletter, we start with an update about the Private Rented Sector by our Head of Tenancy Deposit Protection, Daren King, followed by a guest blog on how landlords can end an assured shorthold tenancy.

Also in this issue:

·         Meet the latest successful applicants to The DPS Charity Fund

·         Success for The DPS at the Negotiator and the Landlord and Letting Awards

·         Vote for us: the ESTAS Awards are back




Our latest Private Rented Sector updates   

There’s been a number of changes and news stories recently that are of interest to landlords and letting agents; once again, our Head of Tenancy Deposit Protection, Daren, summarises them for you on our YouTube channel, DPS TV.

There’s so much to cover that we’ve had to record two videos instead of one! Head over to YouTube to find out more about:

Watch the videos now





Guest blog: How can landlords end an assured shorthold tenancy?

Recently there’s been some discussion in the lettings community about serving notice to end a tenancy, resulting in a range of responses with no clear view.

To help landlords understand this complex issue, we’ve invited Tessa Shepperson from Landlord Law to explain how landlords can end tenancies.

Read Tessa's blog now



Charity awards: Back on Track Housing and Shelter Scotland

Recently, we visited two of the latest successful applicants to The DPS charity fund: Back on Track Housing and Shelter Scotland.

It was great meeting them and learning more about how they are going to use the money to help those most in need.

If you know of a charity operating in the housing sector near you, tell them to apply!

The DPS Fund is helping to change lives







More success for The DPS

We’re delighted to announce that we took the Silver award in the Supplier of the Year: Professional Support category at this year’s Negotiator Awards.

To round off a successful year, we were also commended finalists in the Deposit Protection category at the Landlord and Letting Awards.

Thank you all for your support.

Read more about the awards


Vote for us at the ESTAS Awards 

Once again, it’s time to vote in the ESTAS Awards, one of the most prestigious awards in the industry.

We’re asking you to take a few minutes out of your busy schedule to vote for us in The ESTAS 2017 and tell us how much you value our service.

Thank you for your time, we really appreciate your support.

Vote for us now




Breaking the mould: our new interactive case study

Have you ever wondered how adjudicators make their decisions?

Here’s your chance to take the adjudicator’s seat and see what decision you would come to when damp and mould take hold.

Test your skills now


Season’s Greetings

Finally, we'd like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at The DPS.

Open House will be back in the new year with more news and updates from the world of deposit protection. In the meantime, have a great Christmas!



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