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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

Brassington’s Carnival Day

What are you all doing on Saturday 31 July? Fancy taking part in a Derbyshire tradition? Bring your families, friends and partners to Brassington’s Carnival Day where they’ll be lots to do for all the family - face painting, inflatable slides, Punch and Judy, stalls, cream teas, fish and chips. In the evening see the 18 feet high Wicker Man burn whilst enjoying a pint or two of traditional beer at the beer festival. Set the night sky alight with paper lanterns (on sale on the night) , listen to live music and enjoy the delicious barbeque all included in the ticket price of just £5 adults; £2 under 16’s and under 5’s free. Meet outside the Miners Arms Pub, Brassington at 6.30pm to help take the giant Wicker Man up the dale ready for food to be served at 7pm. There’s plenty of free parking in and around the village, you can even make a weekend of it by camping at one of the many sites in the area And there’s more! There’s a giant prize draw with lots of super prizes to be won inclu