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Comparison of tenant deposit schemes in England and Wales

In England and Wales there are three government-approved tenancy deposit schemes (Scotland and Northern Ireland have different schemes). They are Deposit Protection Service (DPS) MyDeposits  Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) Insured vs. custodial scheme Insured scheme: the landlord/agent can hold the tenancy deposits during the term of the tenancy. They need to pay a fee to the deposit scheme to register the deposit. At the end of tenancy, if the tenant raises a dispute, they must transfer the disputed amount to the deposit scheme until the matter is resolved by a free dispute resolution service provided by the scheme or a court.  Custodial scheme: the scheme holds the deposit for the duration of the tenancy. Custodial Schemes is free of charge for the landlord/agent. At the end of tenancy, both parties agree before the deposit can be released to the tenant/landlord. If there is a dispute, the release of deposit will be based on the decision of the free dispute resolution service provided b

Dorothy Garlock's On Tall Pine Lake

I am reading Dorothy Garlock's On Tall Pine Lake.

This is a fantastic story. My wife borrowed the book, and asked me how is it. I told her: Good, I was attracted to it after the first chapter. Some books, she said, will make you finish reading after the first sentence. She referred to another book she borrowed, Treason.


The core suspense plot of the book was excellent, however the romance between Simon and Nona just didn't gel and was embarrassingly sickly at times. Nona is irritable, bad-tempered, humourless and at times just plain nasty. Simon alternates between being protective and sickly, sweet 'romantic', if you can call it the latter. I felt that the romance was very contrived and stuck in for the sake of it.


This is author's 50th novels. It might be due to her age, whose passion for romantic has already decreased. You can feel she could manipulate better the middle-aged woman Mabel, whose response to a charming young man's flirt, and as an observer of dramas around her.


It would have been better to openly develop the romance between LeAnn and Jack and leave any romance between the other two as a maybe.

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  1. Hi,
    I just bought this book to read and I have to say that I sure will read more than just the first page. I find your opinion on the author interesting.
    Thanks for visiting my blog.
    Wish

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