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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

Glasgow wholesale market

Go to Glasgow wholesale market with friend Shue, buy a box of oranges, a box of spinach, and a box of Chinese Poi Choi, and share a half with him. The price is good and the oranges are big and juicy, my daughters love it. The Indian boss is very flexible for the price, you can always bargain with him, he will never be angry, though you never know the real price. Next the fruit and vegetable market is the fish market, fish market close very early. Sent from my BlackBerry® wireless device

Ingrown Toenail

My right toe hurts, and went to see GP. The doctor asked me to remove my shoes and socks, and diagnosed instantly by just glancing it.  "It's ingrown toenail."He said in his Scottish accent. "England Toenail?" I asked, and was not at all surprised by the 'curious' name. Because I have been blaming England's cold winter for my painful toe. I suspect that cold, wet and lack of sunshine causes 'rheumatism'. Because of my own painful toenail, I often see other people limping in same way. So I thought this kind of toenail has got such curious 'nickname' by it's geographical disease characteristics as athletes foot, or tennis elbow by their professional features. "No, no! In Grown Toe Nail. I show you."the doctor spell out the disease name syllable by syllable,  then turned to his computer and typed the word into Google search, many scary images shew up on the screen. The treatment is to cut the ingrown nail. He gave a

A Vase

Vase A Vase with colourful patterns, by Brenda and Dory.