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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

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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

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Students! Confused by tenancy deposit schemes?

Posted on Monday 2nd of November 2015

Found the perfect student accommodation for you and your friends? You've probably been asked to pay a deposit in case of damage, rent arrears, etc. Your landlord or letting agent must pay your money into a tenancy deposit scheme for safekeeping. This is a legal requirement in Scotland. You should receive confirmation of protection from the landlord or letting agent and the scheme. Check your tenancy agreement to find out exactly why your landlord may want to deduct...Read More

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Keeping your deposit safe

Posted on Saturday 2nd of April 2016

Since the start of the year we've been out and about across Scotland visiting college and university campuses to speak to students about how to keep their deposit safe when they rent. We know that moving into the private rented sector for the first time can be daunting and there's a lot of new information to get your head around - which is why we want to make deposit protection as easy to understand as possible. If you rent and paid a deposit to your landlord or letting...Read More

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Renting tips for students

Posted on Friday 9th of September 2016

More students than ever are renting and we've learnt a few things over the years. A lot of students leave home or university accommodation to move into their first student property without really knowing much about renting. We've got so many suggestions for making your move-in a little easier, but we've put together the most important ones here: 1. COMPLETE YOUR INVENTORY! It may be the last thing on your mind when you're tired after carrying boxes all day but this...Read More

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Five Common Pet Mistakes

Posted on Monday 31st of October 2016

In this edition of our 'Five Common… Mistakes' blog series, we're talking about common mistakes landlords, letting agents and tenants make when submitting evidence about a pet living in the property: 1. Missing pet clause If a landlord or letting agent doesn't allow pets in their property, this should be specified in the tenancy agreement. However, if pets are allowed, this should be reflected within the tenancy agreement with a 'pet clause'. The Dogs...Read More