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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

Story: Transformice !

Once upon a time, there was a mouse. She lived peacefully in the countryside and one day the house she was living in had a new owner. The owner was a city person, The owner bought a laptop and played ''Transformice''. The owner left the computer on and went to make tea, The mouse crept out and stole cheese like usual. But then, she saw the laptop with mice on it. She jumped through the screen and got trapped inside the computer. The owner was really playing transformice. After a little while she was changing shape! She was turning into a mouse shape by the way. After a few minutes she made her own tribe. Suddenly...  BOOM! She appeared in her OWN tribe house. After a few seconds she learned how to climb walls.   The next morning (in transformice) she played in "Room Bootcamp 1". She was bouncing on a trampoline ground when... (bubble pop noises) SHE JUMPED OFF THE EDGE AND FELL AND DIED. She didn't hurt herself though, while she was waiting for the nex

Fwd: Story: The Phantom Blue Tack Stealer

---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: "Brenda Sheng" < brenda.rili.sheng@gmail.com > Date: 30 Sep 2014 16:43 Subject: Story To: "Jim Sheng" < jim.sheng@gmail.com > Cc: The Phantom Blue Tack Stealer All was well at St. Saviour's Primary until the blue tack phantom crawls in and eats all the blue tack the school has. Once upon a time at St. Saviour's Primary, all was well and coaches going in and out for school trips. Until one of the teachers asked me to go to the class next door to ask for blue tack and they couldn't find any so I went to the next class, they didn't have any, and so on. Until I was at the last class, their teacher said "No, but I do have white tack." I took that and went back and told my teacher. The next day there was news on TV that said, "there is no blue tack anywhere, companies that make blue tack say that there was a mysterious man that came into the shop and used the toilet. As far as they kn