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Comment on Landlord loses tenancy deposit protection appeal January 2014

Landlord loses tenancy deposit protection appeal January 2014

Posted on Monday 3rd of February 2014

July 2012 saw the launch of tenancy deposit protection in Scotland and one of the first cases to reach the higher courts in Scotland has now been decided by the Sherriff Principal in the Sheriffdom of Lothian and Border. This was an appeal in the case of Samdup Tenzin (tenant) against Stuart Russell and Laura Clark (landlords) where the tenant was originally awarded a penalty of three times the deposit for the failure of the landlords to protect the deposit. The case related to a...Read More

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How do I get my deposit back?

Posted on Monday 5th of January 2015

Your deposit will not be repaid automatically. You must follow the steps below first. Before you begin We sent you a Deposit Protection Certificate by email or post when your deposit was first transferred to us, which confirms: The Deposit Account Number for your deposit; Your Deposit Repayment Number, which is the password for your personal account with SafeDeposits. You should not share this with anyone or use another tenant's Deposit Repayment Number to log in; Who the lead...Read More

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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 How do I get my deposit back?

How do I get my deposit back?

Posted on Tuesday 19th of May 2015

Your deposit will not be repaid automatically. The landlord and the tenant must follow our repayment process to confirm how the deposit should be repaid (e.g. if the full amount should be repaid to the tenant(s), or if any is to be paid to the landlord or letting agent) and to provide bank details, before we can pay out the deposit. Before you begin We sent you a Deposit Protection Certificate by email or post when your deposit was first transferred to us, which confirms: The Deposit...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 Students! Confused by tenancy deposit schemes?

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