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Comment on Dampened enthusiasm

Dampened enthusiasm

Posted on Wednesday 28th of October 2015

To help simplify the process if there's a dispute over deposit deductions at the end of a tenancy, we publish an adjudication digest on our website every month. The adjudication digest takes a real dispute and examines the evidence provided by both parties and the reasons behind the adjudicator's decision. If you've read the latest issue of Landlord Focus then you may have spotted our new adjudication digest 'Dampened Enthusiasm', which takes a closer look at a dispute over condensation and...Read More

Comment on Win together on International Tenants Day

Win together on International Tenants Day

Posted on Monday 5th of October 2015

A good relationship between a landlord or agent and tenant is key to a happy tenancy and a win win for both parties. On the first Monday of October every year, International Tenants Day is celebrated around the world. To mark the occasion, SafeDeposits would like to give you the opportunity to nominate your tenant for the chance to win £50 in Marks & Spencer vouchers. To say thank you for taking part, if they win, you'll win £50 in Marks & Spencer vouchers too! So, if you...Read More

Comment on A round up of the Aberdeenshire Council landlord info events

A round up of the Aberdeenshire Council landlord info events

Posted on Thursday 24th of September 2015

The sandwiches have been eaten, the coffee drank and over 200 landlords in Aberdeenshire have attended information sessions organised by Aberdeenshire Council in partnership with Landlord Accreditation Scotland. The events were aimed at existing and new landlords alike, to provide the opportunity to network, keep up to date with recent changes to regulations and to hear information on proposed changes in the private rented sector. The first of the three sessions was in Fraserburgh on...Read More

Comment on July adjudication digest: Agreeing or negotiating?

July adjudication digest: Agreeing or negotiating?

Posted on Monday 13th of July 2015

The adjudication digest takes a recent decision by a SafeDeposits adjudicator and sets out the reasons behind it. We hope that you will find these digests informative in understanding how we reach our adjudication decisions. This blog post is for guidance only – it is not intended to guarantee when an award will be made. Each dispute is different and the actual award made will be based on our interpretation of the specific evidence presented to us. Agreeing or negotiating In...Read More

Comment on Happy birthday, SafeDeposits!

Happy birthday, SafeDeposits!

Posted on Thursday 2nd of July 2015

Three years ago the introduction of the Tenancy Deposit Schemes (Scotland) Regulations 2011 meant SafeDeposits Scotland was born with the purpose of protecting millions of pounds worth of deposits in the private rented sector. This meant we had to convince a nation's landlords and letting agencies that SafeDeposits Scotland was the organisation they should entrust their deposits with. So three years on, where are we? Over 60% of Scotland's private rented sector has complied with...Read More

Comment on May's adjudication digest: Assessing a loss

May's adjudication digest: Assessing a loss

Posted on Friday 29th of May 2015

The adjudication digest takes a recent decision by a SafeDeposits adjudicator and sets out the reasons behind it. We hope that you will find these digests informative in understanding how we reach our adjudication decisions. This blog post is for guidance only – it is not intended to guarantee when an award will be made. Each dispute is different and the actual award made will be based on our interpretation of the specific evidence presented to us. Assessing a loss In last...Read More