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Comment on A letting agent's experience of using the scheme

A letting agent's experience of using the scheme

Posted on Wednesday 8th of May 2013

With just one week to go until the final deadline for all eligible deposits to be transferred to a tenancy deposit scheme, we asked one letting agent to tell us his experience of using SafeDeposits Scotland. Scott Weir is Managing Director at Homesure - a Ayr based letting agent, covering Ayrshire and Glasgow, with around 600 properties. He said: "Despite initial reservations about the tenancy deposit scheme coming into force, I have found it to be a refreshing experience that has...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 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 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.

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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

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