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Comment on Ask SafeDeposits: How do I repay my tenant's deposit from the tenancy deposit scheme?

Ask SafeDeposits: How do I repay my tenant's deposit from the tenancy deposit scheme?

Posted on Friday 16th of June 2017

I've protected my tenant's deposit with a tenancy deposit scheme, but how do I get it back? When the tenancy comes to an end, you can repay the deposit by following these easy repayment steps: Log in to your SafeDeposits user account; Search for the relevant tenancy address and select the “View/Edit” option; This will open the deposit summary page for the tenancy, including the “Proposal for Deposit Repayment” option at the bottom of the page; After...Read More

Comment on Ask SafeDeposits: What information do I need to provide to my tenant?

Ask SafeDeposits: What information do I need to provide to my tenant?

Posted on Friday 2nd of June 2017

Why do I need to provide my tenant with information? When a landlord, or their letting agent, protects a tenant's deposit with a government approved tenancy deposit scheme, the Tenancy Deposit Schemes (Scotland) Regulations 2011 also require them to provide the tenant with particular key information. The key information must be provided to all tenants on the tenancy agreement within 30 working days of the tenancy start date. This is required under Regulation 42 of the Tenancy...Read More

Comment on Ask SafeDeposits: Do I need to protect my tenant's deposit with a tenancy deposit scheme?

Ask SafeDeposits: Do I need to protect my tenant's deposit with a tenancy deposit scheme?

Posted on Friday 26th of May 2017

Why should I protect my tenant's deposit? If you're a landlord in Scotland and take a deposit from your tenant, you must: Transfer the deposit to a government approved tenancy deposit scheme; Provide the tenant with particular key information. The deposit must be transferred, and the key information provided to all tenants on the tenancy agreement, within 30 working days of the tenancy start date. This is required under the Tenancy Deposit Schemes (Scotland) Regulations...Read More

Comment on Student renters urged to reclaim tenancy deposits

Student renters urged to reclaim tenancy deposits

Posted on Friday 19th of May 2017

As the end of term approaches and a summer of travelling or work awaits, it's easy for students to forget about reclaiming deposits from rented accommodation, but our research has shown that students at some universities are more forgetful than others. Currently, 188 tenancy deposits remain unclaimed by students from Scottish colleges and universities - that's almost £62,000! We carried out the research by identifying all tenants who have a university email account...Read More

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Ready for registration events

Posted on Thursday 27th of April 2017

The Scottish Government, in conjunction with the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) and the Council of Letting Agents (CLA), recently held a series of awareness raising events across Scotland to help letting agents prepare for the Letting Agent Code of Practice Regulations 2016. Members of the SafeDeposits team attended the events in Dundee and Edinburgh, and we have summarised the key topics covered below: Requirements on letting agents in Scotland If you do letting agency...Read More

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New website features

Posted on Wednesday 15th of March 2017

We're excited to announce the launch of new website features from Wednesday 15th March 2017. We have listened to feedback from our landlords, letting agents and tenants to develop bespoke new features and services, which we hope will make protecting and repaying deposits quicker and easier:   Increase deposit amount during the tenancy You can now increase the deposit amount during the tenancy through the 'Deposit Summary' page for the deposit: View the 'Deposit Summary'...Read More

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