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New Scottish Private Residential Tenancy info

Posted on Wednesday 8th of November 2017

The Scottish Association of Landlords have published a new video which explains the new Private Residential Tenancy which is being introduced in Scotland. You can watch the video on the Scottish Association of Landlord's YouTube page. If you're a landlord, letting agent or tenant in Scotland, you need to be aware of a significant change that's being made to the law. From 01 December 2017, all new tenancies in Scotland will last until a tenant wishes to leave the property or a...Read More

Comment on Ask SafeDeposits: Who is liable for unpaid utility bills?

Ask SafeDeposits: Who is liable for unpaid utility bills?

Posted on Friday 3rd of November 2017

It's not uncommon for unpaid utility bills to be left behind after a tenant moves out - but is it the landlord or tenant who should foot the bill? This depends on what's specified in the tenancy agreement and whose name is registered with the utility companies. If the landlord is registered with the utility companies If the bills are in the landlord's name, the tenant can pay the landlord directly for the utilities they use. This should be outlined in the tenancy agreement and means the...Read More

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Marketing Officer vacancy

Posted on Wednesday 1st of November 2017

We have an exciting new opportunity for a confident, creative Marketing Officer to join our Glasgow-based team. Your role is to oversee and implement the marketing strategy for SafeDeposits Scotland. It is vital that you keep up-to-date with current trends and innovations in order that you bring fresh, forward-looking ideas to our brand and marketing reach. The role Job title: Marketing Officer Location: Glasgow Reports to: Operations Manager Hours of work: Full...Read More

Comment on The 7 creepiest haunted houses in Scotland

The 7 creepiest haunted houses in Scotland

Posted on Tuesday 31st of October 2017

With more than our fair share of castles and old stately homes, it's not a surprise that Scotland has no shortage of ghost stories. From a haunted dining room in the Scottish Borders to skeletons under the floorboards in Orkney, it's not just Halloween when things go bump in the night around here... 1. Abbotsford House Abbotsford House in the Scottish Borders, near Melrose, is the former residence of historical novelist and poet, Sir Walter Scott. The house has a history of spooky tales...Read More

Comment on New 'Private Residential Tenancy' coming into force

New 'Private Residential Tenancy' coming into force

Posted on Wednesday 25th of October 2017

The introduction of the new Private Residential Tenancy means that it will no longer be possible to create an assured or short assured tenancy from 1st December 2017 onwards (existing tenancies that were taken out before 1 December 2017 will continue to operate as they do currently until they come to an end). To find out more information about the new tenancy please use the following links: Tenant information Private residential tenancies: information for tenants Landlord...Read More

Comment on Ask SafeDeposits: I'm moving in with friends - if they break something, will I have to pay for it?

Ask SafeDeposits: I'm moving in with friends - if they break something, will I have to pay for it?

Posted on Thursday 12th of October 2017

Who is liable for damage will be dependent on whether there is one tenancy agreement signed by everyone or if each of the tenants sign separate tenancy agreements. If you're yet to move in you should contact your agent/landlord to find out which one of these will be relevant to your tenancy. Joint tenancy agreements If you sign a joint tenancy agreement with other people, you're all liable for each other's actions during that tenancy. The contract is signed by everyone and...Read More