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Five Common Photo Evidence Mistakes

Posted on Monday 20th of June 2016

In this edition of our 'Five Common... Mistakes' blog series, we're taking a closer look at the mistakes landlords, letting agents and tenants often make when submitting photos as evidence: 1. Relying on photos entirely While photos can support a claim, they can't replace a written check-in and check-out report. A side-by-side comparison of written reports should clearly show if the property's condition or cleanliness has changed during the tenancy, but it's unlikely...Read More

Comment on April adjudication digest: Dealing with a tenant's notice

April adjudication digest: Dealing with a tenant's notice

Posted on Friday 6th of May 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. Dealing with a...Read More

Comment on Five Common Tenancy Agreement Mistakes

Five Common Tenancy Agreement Mistakes

Posted on Sunday 3rd of April 2016

We announced last month that we're launching a new series of blog posts to help landlords, letting agents and tenants better understand the type of evidence the adjudicator looks for if there's a dispute. In this month's edition we're taking a closer look at the tenancy agreement as evidence, particularly common mistakes which landlords, letting agents and tenants make. Please note that the tenancy agreement is a key legal document and we are only able to provide advice from...Read More

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