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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

The Elfear

An Elfear is not actually an elf’s ear, but of a rare elephant ear breed, it’s a kind of animal which looks like an actual elephant's EAR with two legs and two arms.

It has ONE antenna and it's a pastel shade of pink. The antenna is used to sense other creatures' movement for non-predator issues and they are normally found in small places huddling together in a group.

Like all animals, Elfear also are divided into male and female, male Elfear is called Rightear, and female Leftear.

The Elfear also have the AMAZING ability to regenerate their limbs if they need to and are given enough time. This hasn't been occurring, though.

Elfears are known for their magnificent silk that you get from their velvet coat and they are hunted for their skin. They are very small so people have to kill a lot of them to get enough elfear’s silk to make a scarf or a cushion or this kind of stuff. There are a lot and a lot killed each day; Elfear is 'close to extinction'. They live in groups which makes them easy to be taken out; they are shamefully vulnerable creatures. They have almost become extinct - the 2016 SAVING ELFEAR Project shows that only 100 Elfears remain. They won’t have much hope, or do they?

But behold, there’s one dedicated EAR who has decided to take on this responsibility: to regrow the population of the Elfear.

One day, there was a minuscule Elfear walking across a path in a deserted, humble jungle. It suddenly stopped when it came into the large, colossal clearing. There came a vicious Clowl, charging towards it. The name Clowl is kind of acronym for Cloud Owl. You may wonder what on earth Cloud Owl is, well, it’s a kind of owl but looks like dense cloud when it’s flying, it can change shape and size, especially when it charges at its prey, the dense cloud forms a sharp spear-like deadly weapon. The fearful Elfear fainted while the Clowl leeched into the Elfear's skin; it was an easy kill for the Clowl.

Five minutes later, raindrops came bucketing down and it made the dead Elfear sprout into a gorgeous Ear shape flower. The Elfear's dead corpse sprouted new life, a new beginning: the rain had almost drowned him but the little, innocent Elfear stayed determined, fighting for life. It kept growing and growing; the Ear Flower magically turned into a Rightear and it was delighted to see a new light and where he could restart and live again. His mind was messed up but he had a brief remembrance of what he was before -- the baby Rightear called himself Elfie. After he has completely recovered all his memory, he decided he would help grow the population of Elfears.

Elfear had no home though as a human being, and he couldn't survive alone. Elfie saw a cottage near the Enchanted Forest and found an elderly, kind couple beaming with gentle smiles at him and in a blink of an eye he was being spoiled by the old couple who had no children. He was tempted by the glorious smell of delicious food which he, as an Elfear would have never gotten in his lifetime... and the warm, crackling fire which burned in the dim light. This luxury made him flabbergasted and bewildered. The old couple welcomed him and he took the opportunity that would change his whole life. Elfie was very happy in a small, clean cottage but he missed his other Elfear friends. He knew he had to go away to help the other Elfears but he liked this home and didn't want to go.

Elfie stayed in the cottage for a few weeks and found out that the old couple had Elfear skin for mostly everything. They had Elfear skin for chair pillows, used their bones for carpeting, used more Elfear skin for more pillow sheets, used it for sofas, duvets, bed sheets and even more. Elfie was petrified and got emotional. Just looking at the silky, pink Elfear skin made him shiver and Elfie swiftly ran away from the cottage. He stopped at the entrance of the jungle where his group of fellow Elfears lived. 

Elfie started walking when he entered the jungle and the first thing in mind was to make a bow. I should protect my friends and family to save them. he thought. A few minutes later, he made a bow. Elfie was very tired so he found a small hole in a tree trunk and sat down to sleep. 

The very next day he found himself back in the cottage he ran away from and was asked why he left. Elfie was scared but he told them anyway. The old couple silently stared and told him that they were very sorry about using all the Elfear skin and decided to help him with making the population of Elfears grow. (By Dory Sheng)

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