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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

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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

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SafeDeposits' Top Points from the Letting Agent Code of Practice

Posted on Tuesday 23rd of October 2018

1st October has been and gone, and if you're a letting agent operating in Scotland your application for the Scottish Letting Agent Register should have been submitted before that deadline. It's the latest key date in what has been a significant year for letting agents in Scotland, with the publication of the Letting Agent Code of Practice back in January. The Code of Practice, as one would expect for such an important document, covers many bases - we're sure you've already read it, and...Read More