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Scottish Letting and Property Management courses

Posted on Wednesday 25th of March 2015

Whether you're new to the letting industry, or have been working in the sector for some time, the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) are holding training courses to help. The Scottish Letting & Property Management – Part A course is aimed at those with little or no experience of the letting industry. It aims to give a basic understanding of the legal concepts which underlie the letting of property. It focuses on the most important things which an agency needs...Read More

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Thousands in unclaimed deposits

Posted on Tuesday 31st of March 2015

I feel like titling this blog post "Claim your free money here" but that might cause our internet and phone systems to crash, so I'll tread more carefully! When the Tenancy Deposit Schemes (Scotland) Regulations 2011 were passed by the Scottish Government, no one ever imagined that a tenant wouldn't want their deposit back when they moved out of the property they were renting – but, believe me, it happens all the time! As of March 2015, SafeDeposits Scotland...Read More

Comment on April's adjudication digest: Repair or replace?

April's adjudication digest: Repair or replace?

Posted on Thursday 30th of April 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. Repair or replace? This...Read More

Comment on Preparing for The Agency Business

Preparing for The Agency Business

Posted on Monday 18th of May 2015

It's all go at the SafeDeposits Scotland Glasgow office this week preparing for The Agency Business at Hampden Park on Thursday. The Agency Business is a conference dedicated to Scotland's letting agent industry, hosted by the letting agent arm, the Council of Letting Agents, of our partner the Scottish Association of Landlords. With the speaker programme just announced, it's set to be a great event, with 200 delegates from the private rented sector across Scotland attending. I was...Read More

Comment on May's adjudication digest: Assessing a loss

May's adjudication digest: Assessing a loss

Posted on Friday 29th of May 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. Assessing a loss In last...Read More

Comment on Invitation For Applications For Chair

Invitation For Applications For Chair

Posted on Friday 5th of June 2015

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the SafeDeposits Scotland Trust as Chair, charged with leading the Trust through the next steps in its journey. SafeDeposits Scotland Limited (SDS) is Scotland's leading tenancy deposit scheme, approved by the Scottish Government. As part of its constitution, SDS will covenant its free surpluses to the SafeDeposits Scotland Trust, established in 2012 at the same time as the launch of the limited company. As an interim measure, Sir Andrew...Read More