Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from December, 2010

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

Santa stuck in the chimney

Brenda's first written story: Santa stuk in the chimne One's a pon a time there livd Santa and it was christmas eav and santa dlivd the presant's out wen he got home he was so tiyerd he just fell on to the grownd and he didant giv up he just got on to he's feet and went to bed in the morning he sgrechd his arms with a crac and got up and made mor presants the next christmas he dun evrsing the same as larst christmas stuk in the chimne agayn giving presant's agayn but he orways dooing the same things evry christmas Santa stuck in the chimney Once upon a time there lived Santa and it was Christmas Eve and Santa delivered the presents out when he got home he was so tired he just fell on to the ground and he didn't give up he just got on to he's feet and went to bed in the morning he stretchered his arms with a crack and got up and made more presents the next Christmas he done everything the same at last Christmas he stuck in the chimney again giving pr

eBooks in Derby City Library

eBooks : "Electronic books (ebooks) can be downloaded from the electronic library service (elibrary) through a home computer for up to three weeks, and then transferred to a range of devices such as a Sony eReader. After this period the loan will expire and the books will be automatically returned to the online stock for others to use. There are no charges and no late fees. You'll need to visit your library to subscribe to this service. You will be asked for proof of ID to confirm that you either, live, work or study within the Derby City boundary." This service is new and exciting. You guys could have a try.