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What Tenancies Do SafeDeposits Cover?

Posted on Wednesday 31st of October 2012

It is important to highlight the kinds of tenancies that the new regulations cover, and under which tenancies a deposit scheme must be utilised. At SafeDeposits we cover tenancies where the landlord registration provisions in the Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Act 2004 apply. This means that, if a landlord must register with their local authority and they require a deposit from their tenant(s), they must also comply with the Tenancy Deposit Regulations. However, there are certain cases...Read More

Comment on Awareness of tenancy deposit schemes deadline worryingly low

Awareness of tenancy deposit schemes deadline worryingly low

Posted on Thursday 28th of March 2013

New research commissioned by SafeDeposits Scotland has revealed that over three quarters of people are not aware of tenancy deposit schemes - despite the final deadline for all deposits to be secured being less than two months away. From May 15th 2013 all deposits from privately rented properties must be secured into one of the three government approved tenancy deposit schemes in Scotland, as part of the Tenancy Deposit Schemes (Scotland) Regulations 2011. Despite the imminent deadline,...Read More

Comment on Less than a month left for all deposits to be transferred

Less than a month left for all deposits to be transferred

Posted on Monday 22nd of April 2013

There is now less than a month left until all eligible deposits in Scotland must be transferred to a tenancy deposit scheme. The transfer of deposits has been phased in since the launch of tenancy deposit schemes in Scotland last July - but by 15th May 2013 all eligible deposits must be transferred to an approved scheme. SafeDeposits Scotland, the leading tenancy deposit scheme provider in Scotland, and the Scottish Association of Landlords have joined together to urge landlords to...Read More