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Comment on Joint Landlord Deposits

Joint Landlord Deposits

Posted on Monday 11th of February 2013

Government legislation applies to all landlords that fall under the criteria specified in the Tenancy Deposit Schemes (Scotland) Regulations 2011. That means that even if there is more than one named landlord of the property, they are still liable for any deposit that is paid for that building. At SafeDeposits we aim to make the process for multiple landlords as simple as possible while still holding them all responsible. All landlords of a tenancy will be jointly liable for the obligations...Read More

Comment on Awareness of tenancy deposit schemes deadline worryingly low

Awareness of tenancy deposit schemes deadline worryingly low

Posted on Thursday 28th of March 2013

New research commissioned by SafeDeposits Scotland has revealed that over three quarters of people are not aware of tenancy deposit schemes - despite the final deadline for all deposits to be secured being less than two months away. From May 15th 2013 all deposits from privately rented properties must be secured into one of the three government approved tenancy deposit schemes in Scotland, as part of the Tenancy Deposit Schemes (Scotland) Regulations 2011. Despite the imminent deadline,...Read More

Comment on Less than a month left for all deposits to be transferred

Less than a month left for all deposits to be transferred

Posted on Monday 22nd of April 2013

There is now less than a month left until all eligible deposits in Scotland must be transferred to a tenancy deposit scheme. The transfer of deposits has been phased in since the launch of tenancy deposit schemes in Scotland last July - but by 15th May 2013 all eligible deposits must be transferred to an approved scheme. SafeDeposits Scotland, the leading tenancy deposit scheme provider in Scotland, and the Scottish Association of Landlords have joined together to urge landlords to...Read More

Comment on Landlords urged to beat deposit deadline

Landlords urged to beat deposit deadline

Posted on Tuesday 14th of May 2013

Over half of deposits for private tenancies in Scotland may not yet have been paid into a legally required tenancy deposit scheme - with just one day left until the final deadline to transfer deposits. Based on the latest Scottish Government figures, we estimate that there are up to 56% of tenancies eligible for taking a deposit where a deposit has not yet been paid into a scheme. According to the latest Scottish Government figures up to the end of March there are only 129,164 deposits...Read More

Comment on SafeDeposits ADR top tips

SafeDeposits ADR top tips

Posted on Friday 14th of June 2013

We recognise that often landlords and letting agents will have a valid reason to withhold a deposit, or a share of it, at the end of a tenancy - but with the arrival of tenancy deposit schemes, the process of claiming has changed dramatically, especially if the tenant disputes the claim. While no one wants a tenancy to end in a dispute over the deposit, if it does, it's best to be prepared. SafeDeposits is committed to helping landlords and letting agents know what to expect if the deposit...Read More

Comment on A round up of the Aberdeenshire Council landlord info events

A round up of the Aberdeenshire Council landlord info events

Posted on Thursday 24th of September 2015

The sandwiches have been eaten, the coffee drank and over 200 landlords in Aberdeenshire have attended information sessions organised by Aberdeenshire Council in partnership with Landlord Accreditation Scotland. The events were aimed at existing and new landlords alike, to provide the opportunity to network, keep up to date with recent changes to regulations and to hear information on proposed changes in the private rented sector. The first of the three sessions was in Fraserburgh on...Read More