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Comment on Citylets market update

Citylets market update

Posted on Tuesday 7th of February 2017

2016 was rather less than dull in the geo-political sphere. Brexit in June. Trump elected US President in November. Yet despite all the turmoil, the Scottish PRS has in general followed a very set path throughout. The national rate of growth of the Scottish PRS has remained around 2% at each quarter throughout 2016. This has been determined by set trajectories within the country's main residential letting markets. Indeed, the latest Scottish Household Survey (2015) also confirms...Read More

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Deposits in Scotland magazine

Posted on Friday 3rd of February 2017

We're delighted to announce our new magazine, Deposits in Scotland, which we have created to highlight the issues and developments affecting the private rented sector. The magazine includes: An update on recent sanctions for non-compliance, including the landmark case which saw the first letting agency convicted; We have also crunched our figures to give you an insight into the latest repayment and dispute trends; Expect advice from respected agents Adrian Sangster of...Read More

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Energy saving tips for the holidays

Posted on Monday 19th of December 2016

With the festive season getting into full swing, it's a time of celebration and catching up with friends and family. But it can also be very cold outside and an expensive time of year, so we wanted to pass on some simple energy saving tips which landlords and tenants can use to help manage their bills this winter: Christmas lighting If you love Christmas lights, take a moment to think about how much they cost to run. The cost will be influenced by many factors including the size...Read More

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Tips to keep your home warm

Posted on Monday 12th of December 2016

Winter is in full swing, and keeping the house warm is essential whether you are a tenant or a landlord looking after a property. The following guide from Compare My Move will help you keep the house warm during these colder months with minimal effort. Let the Light In This might seem obvious, but you should keep your window shades and curtains open during the day so that the natural sunlight heats up the house. As soon as the sun starts to set, close them to retain the heat....Read More

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International Tenants Day winner!

Posted on Monday 5th of December 2016

At SafeDeposits Scotland we know a good relationship between a landlord or letting agency and a tenant is key to a happy tenancy and a win-win for both parties. That's why, to celebrate International Tenants Day, we launched a competition to highlight the positive relationships between people in the private rented sector – and from the hundreds of entries we received we're delighted to hear how many happy people there are in the sector! We asked landlords and letting agents...Read More

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Our Chief Executive is sleeping rough for Social Bite

Posted on Wednesday 23rd of November 2016

Along with 100 other Scottish business leaders, our Chief Executive, Jennifer Paice, is taking part in Social Bite's CEO Sleep Out: Anyone who knows me knows how much I hate the cold, so sleeping out in Charlotte Square next month with only a sleeping bag to keep me warm is going to be a huge challenge! We will be braving a cold Scottish winter's night on December 15th to raise funds for Scotland's most vulnerable people and Social Bite's work in helping them find...Read More

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