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Comment on Grab your broomstick, Primark's Harry Potter homeware range has arrived

Grab your broomstick, Primark's Harry Potter homeware range has arrived

Posted on Friday 1st of September 2017

While we might not be setting off from Platform 9¾ today (we assume our Hogwarts letter has been lost in the post again…), September 1st does mean a new term at a muggle college or university is just around the corner for students across Scotland. For every student who wishes they were moving into a Hogwarts dormitory instead of a new student flat, we've rounded up the best bits from Primark's new Harry Potter homeware range. Hogwarts letter cushion,...Read More

Comment on Read this if you rent your home and paid a deposit

Read this if you rent your home and paid a deposit

Posted on Thursday 7th of September 2017

Found the perfect student flat for you and your friends? You've probably been asked to pay a deposit. Your landlord or letting agent must pay your money into a tenancy deposit scheme to keep it safe. This is the law in Scotland. You should receive confirmation your deposit is protected from your landlord or letting agency and the scheme. Check your tenancy agreement to find out exactly why your landlord may want to deduct money from your deposit after you move out....Read More

Comment on Essentials for your new student flat

Essentials for your new student flat

Posted on Thursday 7th of September 2017

For everyone heading off to college or university this September, we've put together a list of the things you might need to survive the year. The most important thing to remember is you'll have limited space so focus on the essentials. Plus the less stuff you take the easier it'll be to move! You don't need to splash out on expensive stuff either - you'll find everything you need in places like IKEA, Argos and big supermarkets. Kitchen You might not need any cooking equipment if...Read More

Comment on Ask SafeDeposits: If I'm renting a flat while I'm at university, should my deposit be protected?

Ask SafeDeposits: If I'm renting a flat while I'm at university, should my deposit be protected?

Posted on Friday 29th of September 2017

If you're renting somewhere to live from a private landlord or letting agent and pay them a deposit, your money should be protected with a tenancy deposit scheme. This includes if you've moved somewhere new for college or university and are renting while you're a student. The landlord or letting agent will usually ask you to pay a deposit before you move in, then they legally have to transfer your money to a tenancy deposit scheme within 30 working days of the tenancy start date. The...Read More

Comment on Ask SafeDeposits: I paid my son's deposit - how do I get the money back?

Ask SafeDeposits: I paid my son's deposit - how do I get the money back?

Posted on Tuesday 10th of October 2017

We know that parents will often pay a tenancy deposit for their son or daughter, most commonly if their child has moved for college or university and needs hundreds of pounds for their student flat. In fact, it's not unusual for the deposit for a student flat to be paid entirely by the parents of the different students living there. However, as the students are the people living in the property, they are listed on the tenancy agreement and are legally responsible for following the...Read More

Comment on I paid my son's deposit - how do I get the money back?

I paid my son's deposit - how do I get the money back?

Posted on Friday 10th of August 2018

We know that parents will often pay a tenancy deposit for their son or daughter, most commonly if their child has moved for college or university and needs hundreds of pounds for their student flat. In fact, it's not unusual for the deposit for a student flat to be paid entirely by the parents of the different students living there. However, as the students are the people living in the property, they are listed on the tenancy agreement and are legally responsible for following the...Read More