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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

SPRINGWATCH WILD DAY OUT

Join WildDerby and partners on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th June to help their 24-hour BioBLitz survey of wildlife on Markeaton Park. We need to find all the wildflowers, trees, bugs, birds and bats we can. There will be a programme of activities organised, such as guided walks, lake dipping, bug hunts, night walks and dawn chorus. You don't need to be an expert to help! On Sunday 6th June the Springwatch Wild Day Out will take place between 10 am and 5 pm. There will be plenty of wildlife things to do, make and enjoy at this free, WildDerby family fun event. Over the 24 hours, WildDerby will be helped by many wildlife experts, such as OPAL (The Open Air Laboratories Network), Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Entomological Society (DaNES), Friends of Markeaton Park, University of Derby, National Trust (East Midlands), Natural England and many more. Website link www.derby.gov.uk/wildderby Contact For more information contact WildDerby on 01332 2550