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Comment on The Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill

The Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill

Posted on Wednesday 30th of March 2016

The Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill was passed on the 17th March 2016 after three rounds of consultation. There are many changes to current regulations in the bill and it's worth a read to keep up to speed with what is happening in the sector. The highlights of the bill include: • Improved security for tenants, which means they cannot be asked to leave their home simply because their tenancy agreement has reached its end date; • Comprehensive and...Read More

Comment on Open letter to the employees, partners and Board of SafeDeposits

Open letter to the employees, partners and Board of SafeDeposits

Posted on Friday 18th of March 2016

To win Third Sector Director of the Year at the Director of the Year Awards last night was a great personal achievement but it was not just about me. The award was ultimately in recognition of the fantastic team of people I work with day-to-day, helping SafeDeposits Scotland become such a prominent business within the wider Scottish business community. As the leading tenancy deposit scheme in Scotland, we are busy day to day to provide an exceptional service to approximately 60% of the...Read More

Comment on February adjudication digest: Plumbing the depths

February adjudication digest: Plumbing the depths

Posted on Monday 29th of February 2016

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. Plumbing the...Read More

Comment on Five Common Inventory Mistakes

Five Common Inventory Mistakes

Posted on Monday 1st of February 2016

To mark the beginning of 2016, we're launching a new series of blog posts to help landlords and letting agents better understand the type of evidence the adjudicator looks for if there's a dispute. We're kicking off the series with advice on an essential piece of evidence in the majority of disputes: a properly completed inventory. In deciding any claim against a deposit for issues such as cleaning, damage or dilapidations, all parties to a dispute are entitled to rely upon reasonably...Read More

Comment on January adjudication digest: Oil on troubled waters

January adjudication digest: Oil on troubled waters

Posted on Friday 29th of January 2016

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. Oil on troubled...Read More

Comment on December adjudication digest: When cleaners don't clean

December adjudication digest: When cleaners don't clean

Posted on Thursday 3rd of December 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. When cleaners don't...Read More