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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

Celebrate ROALD DAHL

THE LOCAL AUTHORITY HAVE INFORMED US OF HALF-TERM ROALD DAHL ACTIVITIES AT DERBY CITY LIBRARIES.

To celebrate trie film release of Roald Dahl's 'Fantastic Mr Fox' at local cinemas from 23 October, libraries across the city will be running free, fun, Roald Dahl-themed activity sessions during the schools' half-term holiday. Activities include quizzes, crafts and Roald Dahl story extracts and 'revolting rhymes'. All sessions are suitable for children aged from six to 12 years.
Children can also enter a 'Fantastic Mr Fox' word search competition to win free tickets to see the film at the Odeon Cinema at the Meteor Centre. All correct word searches will be entered into a free prize draw and there is one prize draw at every library in Derby; each with a prize of two cinema tickets.

The competition runs from Saturday 24 October to Saturday 31 October 2009, and children can pick up an entry form at any library

Further information including session dates and times is available from local libraries or on the libraries' website at www.derbM.qov.uk/iibraries.

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