TENANT deposit protection scheme TDS, will be visiting York twice in the coming months to host workshops designed to give landlords and property professionals training in tenancy deposit protection and tenancy deposit disputes.

Part of TDS Academy’s national programme of workshops, the first full day training session will take place in central York on October 11 to help landlords anticipate and prevent problems that frequently arise at the beginning of tenancies.

Attendees will learn the fundamental responsibilities landlords have in terms of legislation, references, pre-tenancy checks, data protection and deposit protection.

Training is delivered by Hilary Crook, a lawyer and TDS’s legal advisor on tenancy deposit protection matters. This course is CPD recognised and a course certificate will be issued.

The second event, which can be booked separately, will take place on November 15, covering the process of adjudication when disputes over deposit deductions arise. Landlords, agents and property managers that attend will take on the role of adjudicators in a range of scenarios and case studies.

Tickets are available direct from TDS at: http://bit.ly/TDS_York

Michael Morgan, director of dispute resolution at TDS will host this session. He said: “As well as protecting tenancy deposits, TDS is committed to providing guidance and improving standards in the private rented sector.

"These courses will help landlords and agents in York to provide a higher quality service to their tenants and better protect their own investments.

“Many landlords and letting agents still make errors at the beginning of tenancies that have a knock-on effect when it comes to recouping rent arrears or damage deductions at the end of the lease agreement.

"These can be easily avoided, and our courses aim to educate attendees on the pitfalls and how best to prevent them.”