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Comment on Ask SafeDeposits - Do I need permission to have guests stay over?

Ask SafeDeposits - Do I need permission to have guests stay over?

Posted on Wednesday 20th of December 2017

With many people finishing up for the Christmas holidays, you might plan on having guests to stay while you're off - but if you rent your home, do you need to ask your landlord for permission? Your tenancy agreement should have a clause which explains any conditions related to guests. For example, your tenancy agreement might say that you're allowed to have a guest stay for two weeks, but after this period you will need written permission from the landlord to allow them to...Read More

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Feedback survey results 2017

Posted on Wednesday 20th of December 2017

With New Year next weekend, we thought we'd take a moment to reflect on the results of our landlord and letting agent and tenant feedback surveys results from 2017. Tenant feedback survey We started with our tenant feedback survey back in July, receiving an astonishing 2924 responses in only two weeks. We're pleased to report that 86% of tenants confirmed they had received a welcome email or letter from SafeDeposits, which confirms their deposit is protected and includes a...Read More

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Ask SafeDeposits - How do I stop my home getting damp this winter?

Posted on Friday 15th of December 2017

There are lots of ways that you can help stop condensation and damp appearing in your home. Small changes can make a big difference, and could save you money and health problems further down the line. The impact of damp and condensation on your health can be significant as these issues can cause allergies, respiratory issues and even affect the immune system. Dry clothes outside - not on the radiators During winter, it's natural to want to dry clothes indoors, but doing so creates higher...Read More

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Christmas opening hours

Posted on Wednesday 13th of December 2017

We are open over the festive period, but please note that some opening hours will be affected: Friday 22nd December: 9am - 3pm Saturday 23rd December: Closed Sunday 24th December: Closed Monday 25th December: Closed Tuesday 26th December: Closed Wednesday 27th December: 9am - 5pm Thursday 28th December: 9am - 5pm Friday 29th December: 9am - 5pm Saturday 30st December: Closed Sunday 31st January: Closed Monday 1st January: Closed Tuesday 2nd January: Closed We will resume...Read More

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Energy saving tips for the holidays

Posted on Thursday 7th of December 2017

With the festive season getting into full swing, it's a time of celebration and catching up with friends and family. But it can also be very cold outside and an expensive time of year, so we wanted to pass on some simple energy saving tips which landlords and tenants can use to help manage their bills this winter: Christmas lighting If you love Christmas lights, take a moment to think about how much they cost to run. The cost will be influenced by many factors including the size of...Read More

Comment on Ask SafeDeposits: How do I keep my home safe over Christmas?

Ask SafeDeposits: How do I keep my home safe over Christmas?

Posted on Tuesday 5th of December 2017

With all the decorations, cooking and parties happening in December, the chances of an accident - whether it's electrical, fire or security related - are increased, so how do you keep you and your home safe over Christmas? 1. Don't post your travel plans on social media If you're planning on going on holiday - whether it's to stay with family or friends or heading abroad for some winter sunshine - then don't post your plans online. Never post where you're going, when you're leaving, or...Read More