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What Tenancies Do SafeDeposits Cover?

Posted on Wednesday 31st of October 2012

It is important to highlight the kinds of tenancies that the new regulations cover, and under which tenancies a deposit scheme must be utilised. At SafeDeposits we cover tenancies where the landlord registration provisions in the Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Act 2004 apply. This means that, if a landlord must register with their local authority and they require a deposit from their tenant(s), they must also comply with the Tenancy Deposit Regulations. However, there are certain cases...Read More

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Tenancy Deposits in Scotland

Posted on Thursday 25th of October 2012

Tenancy deposits required by landlords in the private rented sector are now governed by The Housing (Scotland) Act 2006 and the Tenancy Deposit Schemes (Scotland) Regulations 2011. This means that landlords are obliged, by law, to register with their local authority and pay the deposit to an approved scheme, such as SafeDeposits. This is in order to protect the deposit and solve any issues at the end of a tenancy in a fair and quick manner. What Is a Tenancy Deposit? A tenancy deposit is...Read More

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Deposit Protection Schemes - What You Need to Know

Posted on Tuesday 16th of October 2012

Under the Tenancy Deposit Schemes (Scotland) Regulations of 2011, landlords are now required by law to transfer any deposits that they receive to a registered and licensed operator. This applies to all deposits, whether taken before the Regulations came into force or afterwards. This must be done in a specified timescale and it must be held in a deposit protection scheme for the duration of the tenancy. SafeDeposits is one of the approved deposit schemes in Scotland, tasked with holding...Read More