The key to keeping minor disputes between landlords and tenants form becoming real problems is knowing what the law demands of each, and what the exact terms of the contact that binds them are.
It’s every person's worst nightmare, you move into your dream property, start unpacking and then realise the neighbours weren’t the friendly, chirpy people they appeared to be when you came for your viewing.
When a tenancy ends, in many cases a full deposit is returned, or if there are deductions, both the landlord and tenants are in agreement. However, in some cases the two parties disagree over the deductions and this can turn into a dispute. But, a recent report from the Tenancy Deposit Scheme, (TDS) suggest that early intervention from TDS and other services like it, can result in an early agreement without the need of formal adjudication.