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Congratulations!

Posted on Thursday 12th of November 2015

We recently launched two new exciting competitions to highlight the positive experiences people have in the private rented sector. At SafeDeposits Scotland we know a good relationship between a landlord or letting agency and a tenant is key to a happy tenancy and a win-win for both parties, and we wanted to celebrate this - and from the hundreds of entries we were delighted to hear of the great relationships that form between tenants, landlords and agents. For International Tenants Day...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

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Win together on National Landlord Day!

Posted on Thursday 29th of October 2015

A good relationship between a landlord or letting agency and a tenant is key to a happy tenancy and a win-win for both parties. With National Landlord Day coming up on Tuesday 3rd November, we want to celebrate the good relationships between landlords and tenants which help make renting a positive experience. Say thank you to your landlord or letting agency by nominating them to win £50 in Marks & Spencer vouchers – the best part is, if they win, you'll win £50 in Marks...Read More

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Dampened enthusiasm

Posted on Wednesday 28th of October 2015

To help simplify the process if there's a dispute over deposit deductions at the end of a tenancy, we publish an adjudication digest on our website every month. The adjudication digest takes a real dispute and examines the evidence provided by both parties and the reasons behind the adjudicator's decision. If you've read the latest issue of Landlord Focus then you may have spotted our new adjudication digest 'Dampened Enthusiasm', which takes a closer look at a dispute over condensation and...Read More

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Win together on International Tenants Day

Posted on Monday 5th of October 2015

A good relationship between a landlord or agent and tenant is key to a happy tenancy and a win win for both parties. On the first Monday of October every year, International Tenants Day is celebrated around the world. To mark the occasion, SafeDeposits would like to give you the opportunity to nominate your tenant for the chance to win £50 in Marks & Spencer vouchers. To say thank you for taking part, if they win, you'll win £50 in Marks & Spencer vouchers too! So, if you...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