Merry Christmas from The DPS!

It’s nearly time for us all to take a well earned break from work, enjoy lots of food, perhaps a festive drink and the joys of Christmas TV. Having said that, on Christmas day in 2008 20 landlords and letting agents submitted deposits to The DPS; proving that for some, the work never stops! I wonder how many of you will take a break from your Christmas dinner to submit a deposit this year – we’ll be keeping an eye on it and let you know in the New Year!

Since January we’ve welcomed 4,300 new letting agents and 57,700 new landlords. Nearly 500,000 new deposits worth £380 million were registered and we completed 3150 adjudications – 38% were awarded solely to the tenant, 18% solely to the landlord and 44% were split between the tenant and landlord. We broke a couple of our own records too and we’re looking forward to breaking those again next year!

On behalf of everyone at The DPS, I hope you all have a great Christmas and a happy New Year!

And don’t forget that our Christmas competition is open until 3rd January and we’d love to hear about the great things your tenants and landlords have done over Christmas to make it that bit more special for each other.

So make sure you email us with your stories and we will name The DPS’s Festive Landlord and Festive Tenant 2010 in the New Year. Click here for more information.