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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 Adjudication digest - October 2013

Adjudication digest - October 2013

Posted on Tuesday 22nd of October 2013

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.

The tenant didn't object at...Read More

Comment on Thousands in unclaimed deposits

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 Keeping your deposit safe

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

Comment on Student tenant reminder

Student tenant reminder

Posted on Thursday 5th of May 2016

Are you moving out of your flat at the end of this semester? Your deposit won't be repaid automatically. You must complete the repayment steps below first: Repayment steps 1. When you move out, your landlord or letting agent will usually enter a repayment request through our website first. This will confirm if your full deposit should be repaid to you and your flatmates, or if they want to make any deductions for cleaning, damage, etc.; 2. We will email a copy of their repayment...Read More