TDS transfer when taking over from Letting Agent to Self Manage

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    TDS transfer when taking over from Letting Agent to Self Manage

    Hi all,

    I want to take over the management of my property from my letting agent, I am aware under the terms of our agency agreement that I have to give notice etc.

    My main question is what is the best way of transferring the Tenancy deposit.

    I have read other posts saying that the tenant needs to inform the LA to transfer to me.

    I am worried that the LA will try to discourage the tenant so that effectively I will not be able to take over the property.

    If anyone has done this or has any advice to offer I would greatly appreciate it.

    Many thanks

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