Articles by Sandy Bastin

Three Summertime Disputes for Landlords and how to Prevent them

The British summertime is here and temperatures have been soaring! But is your tenant keeping cool? Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) looks at 3 hot weather disputes that landlords face and offers advice on how to prevent them. Read on for more.

Partners and Suppliers Sandy Bastin 29/07/2022
Three Summertime Disputes for Landlords and how to Prevent them

Should I rent to students? Advice for landlords

Sandy Bastin, head of TDS Adjudication Services on renting to students and a new guide for landlords.

Partners and Suppliers Sandy Bastin 28/07/2022
Should I rent to students? Advice for landlords

What determines fair wear and tear vs tenant damage?

Wear and tear is inevitable in rental properties, so clearly understanding what "fair wear and tear" means is essential for landlords and tenants. But what exactly constitutes "wear and tear" versus "damage caused by tenants?" Here, NRLA partner the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) looks at this common landlord problem.

Partners and Suppliers Sandy Bastin 30/05/2022
What determines fair wear and tear vs tenant damage?

A Case of Rent Arrears

Whilst most tenancies run smoothly, some will result in deposit disputes, causing unforeseen costs, worries and delays. Dispute over cleaning are among the most common. Here Sandy Bastin of TDS reveals what to do to protect yourself.

Partners and Suppliers Sandy Bastin 13/05/2022
A Case of Rent Arrears

How to Prevent Cleaning Disputes at the end of Tenancy

Whilst most tenancies do run smoothly, some will unfortunately result in deposit disputes, causing landlords unforeseen costs, worries and delays. Fortunately, being aware of the common causes of deposit disputes can help landlords avoid common pitfalls. Sandy Bastin of NRLA partner TDS explains more.

Partners and Suppliers Sandy Bastin 05/05/2022
How to Prevent Cleaning Disputes at the end of Tenancy

TDS poll highlights confusion surrounding responsibilities of garden maintenance within the PRS

Spring has sprung and it's time to turn your attention towards better weather, lighter evenings, and hope for a warmer season. This is the time of year when many landlords start to make their gardens more attractive in order to attract potential tenants, or spruce up the outdoors after the long winter months. Snady Bastin, Head of Adjudication at NRLA partners TDS explains what landlords need to know.

Helpful Tips Sandy Bastin 31/03/2022
TDS poll highlights confusion surrounding responsibilities of garden maintenance within the PRS

Blog: Damaged mattresses: Whose responsibility are they at the end of a tenancy?

There's a frequent, albeit slightly unpleasant, question that landlords commonly ask at the end of tenancy: 'Whose responsibility is a damaged mattress and what's considered fair wear and tear or damage?' In this blog the team at TDS tells you all you need to know.

Insights and Opinions Sandy Bastin 28/02/2022
Blog: Damaged mattresses: Whose responsibility are they at the end of a tenancy?

Blog: Best Practice for Landlords

Head of TDS Adjudication Services Sandy Bastin on what you need to to maintain a successful tenancy.

Partners and Suppliers Sandy Bastin 08/02/2022
Blog: Best Practice for Landlords

How to present your case to an adjudicator: TDS tips should you end up in a deposit dispute

Helpful Tips Sandy Bastin 05/01/2022
How to present your case to an adjudicator: TDS tips should you end up in a deposit dispute

TDS: The Adjudication Digest

Industry News Sandy Bastin 14/12/2021
TDS: The Adjudication Digest