By using this website, you agree to our use of cookies to enhance your experience.


TDS sets new Academy course dates

Deposit protection scheme, TDS, has announced 20 new dates for its ‘Academy’ training events running over the next year across England and Wales, providing insight to landlords and letting agents on all matters around deposit protection.

The Foundation Course and Adjudication Workshops, which will provide accredited Continued Professional Development (CPD) certification, will kick-start next month – see dates below.

The Foundation Course is a full day training session focussing on the key points of tenancy deposit protection and is designed specifically for property managers, administrators, inventory suppliers and landlords. It will cover a wide range of topics covering legislation, tenancy agreements, check-in and check-out procedures, calculating damage and whether disputes are appropriate or not.


The Adjudication Workshop is a half-day course that teaches property professionals and landlords to ‘think like an adjudicator’. It will focus on TDS’ Alternative Dispute Resolution service, discussing various scenarios and case studies. Attendees will learn about the evidence an adjudicator looks for when making a decision on awarding a deposit as well as receiving tips for presenting a case and resolving disputes.

Michael Morgan, TDS’ director of dispute resolution who hosts the Academy events, 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 around the country provide a higher quality service to their tenants and better protect their own investments.

 “We often see cases where tenants raise the same arguments challenging the accuracy of check-in reports – claiming they never got one, never signed it, or that it did not show the property’s condition accurately. These are all issues that can be addressed in advance with good check-in and check-out procedures – and it’s not difficult to document that one has happened in the event of a dispute.

“Our courses are designed to help landlords and property managers to minimise the risk of a dispute arising by helping them create well-documented check-in and check-out reports, supported by good quality photographs.”

Courses will run throughout the year and into 2019, at the dates and cities below:

Foundation courses                                         Adjudication workshops

4 Apr – Durham                                                  25 Apr – Birmingham

2 May – London                                                  30 May – Canterbury

6 Jun – Cardiff                                                      27 Jun – Lincoln

11 Jul – Bristol                                                     25 Jul – Bournemouth

8 Aug – London                                                   22 Aug – Durham

5 Sep – Birmingham                                           26 Sep – London

3 Oct – Bournemouth                                        24 Oct – Liverpool

21 Nov – Lincoln                                                  28 Nov – Cardiff

Feb ‘19 – Liverpool                                             Feb ‘19 – London

Mar ‘19 – Canterbury                                        Mar ’19 – Bristol

For further details and to book your place, click here.

Want to comment on this story? If so...if any post is considered to victimise, harass, degrade or intimidate an individual or group of individuals on any basis, then the post may be deleted and the individual immediately banned from posting in future.


Please login to comment

MovePal MovePal MovePal
sign up