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Comment on July adjudication digest: Say goodbye to stains

July adjudication digest: Say goodbye to stains

Posted on Monday 18th of July 2016

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. Say goodbye to...Read More

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Five Common Communication Mistakes

Posted on Tuesday 12th of July 2016

In this edition of our 'Five Common… Mistakes' blog series, we're talking about communication mistakes landlords, letting agents and tenants often make: 1. Not updating the check-in report When you move in, you should immediately inspect the condition and cleanliness of the property and update your check-in report if anything is damaged, worn out or dirty. In the excitement of moving in, a scuff on the wall or grubby bath seal might not seem important, but, if...Read More

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Five Common Invoice or Quote Mistakes

Posted on Monday 22nd of August 2016

In this edition of our 'Five Common… Mistakes' blog series, we're talking about common mistakes when submitting an invoice or quote as evidence: 1. Essential details missing An invoice or quote is necessary to substantiate the amount claimed for, but it's important that essential details, including the date and address of the property, are included. If an invoice or quote is missing this information, it could be argued that it may be for another property or...Read More

Comment on Ask SafeDeposits: what does lead tenant mean?

Ask SafeDeposits: what does lead tenant mean?

Posted on Friday 30th of June 2017

What does "lead tenant" mean? With many people moving out over summer, it's important that all tenants understand how SafeDeposits deals with joint tenants when it comes to getting your deposit back. If there's more than one tenant in a property, the landlord will pick one tenant as the "lead tenant". They are responsible for responding to or entering a repayment request after the tenancy ends to claim the deposit back. The deposit protection certificate...Read More

Comment on Ask SafeDeposits: How do I complete the prescribed information form?

Ask SafeDeposits: How do I complete the prescribed information form?

Posted on Friday 14th of July 2017

How do I complete the prescribed information form? The Tenancy Deposit Schemes (Scotland) Regulations 2011 require landlords who take a deposit from their tenant to: Transfer the deposit to a government approved tenancy deposit scheme; and Provide the tenant(s) with particular key information. The deposit should be protected and the key information provided within 30 working days of the tenancy start date. To help make providing the key information easier, we have a...Read More

Comment on New tenancy regime will not affect existing leases

New tenancy regime will not affect existing leases

Posted on Wednesday 2nd of August 2017

Expected to commence in December 2017, the Scottish Government's new tenancy regime will replace the current system of assured/short assured tenancies in favour of Private Residential Tenancies (PRTs). The Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) has been lobbying Holyrood for clarity on the impact the incoming legislation will have on existing tenancies. In response, the government has confirmed that no existing tenancies will be affected and will continue to be governed by the...Read More