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Comment on Preparing for The Agency Business

Preparing for The Agency Business

Posted on Monday 18th of May 2015

It's all go at the SafeDeposits Scotland Glasgow office this week preparing for The Agency Business at Hampden Park on Thursday. The Agency Business is a conference dedicated to Scotland's letting agent industry, hosted by the letting agent arm, the Council of Letting Agents, of our partner the Scottish Association of Landlords. With the speaker programme just announced, it's set to be a great event, with 200 delegates from the private rented sector across Scotland attending. I was...Read More

Comment on April's adjudication digest: Repair or replace?

April's adjudication digest: Repair or replace?

Posted on Thursday 30th of April 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. Repair or replace? This...Read More

Comment on Scottish Letting and Property Management courses

Scottish Letting and Property Management courses

Posted on Wednesday 25th of March 2015

Whether you're new to the letting industry, or have been working in the sector for some time, the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) are holding training courses to help. The Scottish Letting & Property Management – Part A course is aimed at those with little or no experience of the letting industry. It aims to give a basic understanding of the legal concepts which underlie the letting of property. It focuses on the most important things which an agency needs...Read More

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The Mission

Posted on Tuesday 17th of March 2015

Welcome to my first blog post. I had planned to write this at the beginning of the year and already it's March – time flies when you're having fun! It's been nearly two years since I started at SafeDeposits Scotland, and for the majority of that time I have been very office focused, but for very good reasons. Finding and moving into our new Glasgow offices, bringing our call centre back in-house, growing the team, paying off our start up loan, treasury...Read More

Comment on Landlord fined one third of the deposit for non-compliance

Landlord fined one third of the deposit for non-compliance

Posted on Friday 27th of February 2015

In the latest ruling under the Tenancy Deposit Schemes (Scotland) Regulations 2011, a landlord has been fined one third of the deposit amount for non-compliance. In Jenson v Fappiano, the landlord failed to transfer a deposit of £1,000 to an approved tenancy deposit scheme or to provide the tenant with the Prescribed Information. The landlord was a first time landlord who had moved in with his father to let out his own home and had "no specialist knowledge of property...Read More

Comment on February's adjudication digest: Meter readings

February's adjudication digest: Meter readings

Posted on Tuesday 10th of February 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. Meter readings This...Read More