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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

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: 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: Do I need to protect a deposit if my tenant is family?

Ask SafeDeposits: Do I need to protect a deposit if my tenant is family?

Posted on Friday 15th of September 2017

The Tenancy Deposit Schemes (Scotland) Regulations 2011 covers tenancies which the landlord registration provisions in the Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Act 2004 apply. This means if a landlord is required to register with the local authority, and takes a deposit from their tenant, that landlord must also protect the deposit with a tenancy deposit scheme. This includes landlords of assured and short assured tenancies, university accommodation, as well as various other types of...Read More