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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

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Congratulations!

Posted on Thursday 12th of November 2015

We recently launched two new exciting competitions to highlight the positive experiences people have in the private rented sector. 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, and we wanted to celebrate this - and from the hundreds of entries we were delighted to hear of the great relationships that form between tenants, landlords and agents. For International Tenants Day...Read More

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Win together on National Landlord Day!

Posted on Thursday 29th of October 2015

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. With National Landlord Day coming up on Tuesday 3rd November, we want to celebrate the good relationships between landlords and tenants which help make renting a positive experience. Say thank you to your landlord or letting agency by nominating them to win £50 in Marks & Spencer vouchers – the best part is, if they win, you'll win £50 in Marks...Read More

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Dampened enthusiasm

Posted on Wednesday 28th of October 2015

To help simplify the process if there's a dispute over deposit deductions at the end of a tenancy, we publish an adjudication digest on our website every month. The adjudication digest takes a real dispute and examines the evidence provided by both parties and the reasons behind the adjudicator's decision. If you've read the latest issue of Landlord Focus then you may have spotted our new adjudication digest 'Dampened Enthusiasm', which takes a closer look at a dispute over condensation and...Read More