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Comment on SafeDeposits ADR top tips

SafeDeposits ADR top tips

Posted on Friday 14th of June 2013

We recognise that often landlords and letting agents will have a valid reason to withhold a deposit, or a share of it, at the end of a tenancy - but with the arrival of tenancy deposit schemes, the process of claiming has changed dramatically, especially if the tenant disputes the claim. While no one wants a tenancy to end in a dispute over the deposit, if it does, it's best to be prepared. SafeDeposits is committed to helping landlords and letting agents know what to expect if the deposit...Read More

Comment on Landlords ordered to pay out over non-compliance

Landlords ordered to pay out over non-compliance

Posted on Friday 20th of September 2013

The first rulings under the Tenancy Deposit Schemes (Scotland) Regulations 2011 were issued this month - emphasising the importance of landlords and letting agents complying with the Regulations in order to save time, money and their reputation in the long run. In Fraser and Pease v Meehan, the landlord had failed to transfer the tenants' deposit to a tenancy deposit scheme or issue the Prescribed Information required under Article 42 of the Regulations. The Sheriff found that a...Read More

Comment on Tenants and SafeDeposits Scotland

Tenants and SafeDeposits Scotland

Posted on Wednesday 9th of October 2013

Warning: this blog post contains essential info on how to get your deposit back at the end of the tenancy!

Tenancy deposit schemes were introduced to ensure that tenants are able to get their deposit back from their landlord or agent when they move out, provided they have: met the terms of their tenancy agreement; not damaged the property or its contents; paid their rent and bills. But while tenancy deposit schemes were introduced to help, we recognise that the new process...Read More

Comment on Happy birthday, SafeDeposits

Happy birthday, SafeDeposits

Posted on Wednesday 2nd of July 2014

Happy birthday to us! SafeDeposits is two years old today. Since our launch on 2nd July 2012, we have grown to become the leading tenancy deposit scheme in Scotland, with a 57% share of the market. We would like to extend a sincere thank you to the landlords and letting agents who have chosen SafeDeposits as their tenancy deposit scheme provider. SafeDeposits has gone from strength to strength since launching and we will be releasing a birthday report later this month to give you a little...Read More

Comment on We now hold 60% of the market

We now hold 60% of the market

Posted on Monday 24th of November 2014

We are excited to learn that SafeDeposits now holds 60% of all deposits safely protected by tenancy deposit schemes in Scotland, as revealed by the latest figures released by the Scottish Government. We are delighted to be the leading tenancy deposit scheme in Scotland, to be the only scheme headquartered in Scotland, and to be the only scheme which is not for profit. We want to take this opportunity to thank our landlords and letting agents for choosing SafeDeposits to protect their...Read More

Comment on Landlord fined one third of the deposit for non-compliance

Landlord fined one third of the deposit for non-compliance

Posted on Friday 27th of February 2015

In the latest ruling under the Tenancy Deposit Schemes (Scotland) Regulations 2011, a landlord has been fined one third of the deposit amount for non-compliance. In Jenson v Fappiano, the landlord failed to transfer a deposit of £1,000 to an approved tenancy deposit scheme or to provide the tenant with the Prescribed Information. The landlord was a first time landlord who had moved in with his father to let out his own home and had "no specialist knowledge of property...Read More