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Comment on New Projects Funded by the SafeDeposits Scotland Charitable Trust

New Projects Funded by the SafeDeposits Scotland Charitable Trust

Posted on Wednesday 26th of June 2019

As we reach the half-way mark of 2019, we thought it was a good time to look at what's been happening at the SafeDeposits Scotland Charitable Trust so far this year. Funds have been awarded to a variety of projects - from a service in mainland Scotland's smallest council area, to a UK-wide research programme - and the Trust continues to seek expressions of interest. In February £29,845 was awarded to the Mediation Clinic at the University of...Read More

Comment on Student Tenancies - What Happens at the End... and the Beginning

Student Tenancies - What Happens at the End... and the Beginning

Posted on Wednesday 19th of June 2019

For students across Scotland, summer heralds the end of the academic year. Exam results are being published, glad rags are being donned for summer balls and for those at the end of their studies it is time for graduation. For many, the conclusion of the university or college year also means the end of their tenancy - some students may be moving back home or on to pastures new having graduated, while others may simply have a change of circumstances; perhaps,...Read More

Comment on Private Residential Tenancy - FAQs

Private Residential Tenancy - FAQs

Posted on Wednesday 5th of June 2019

The Private Residential Tenancy (PRT) hit its 18-month anniversary on Saturday, having come into force on 1st December 2017. With information from the Scottish Government, we've rounded up some frequently asked questions about this relatively new type of tenancy in Scotland. Can a landlord put a fixed term or end date on a PRT? No. PRTs are open-ended, with no fixed-term period and no end date. Landlords are no longer able to regain possession of their...Read More

Comment on National BBQ Week - The Burning Issues

National BBQ Week - The Burning Issues

Posted on Wednesday 29th of May 2019

Maybe someone should tell the weather but - fanfare please - it's National BBQ Week!

We thought we'd mark the occasion by looking at potential tenancy issues that can arise through the culinary art form that is the barbeque, and how to avoid these while enjoying a great outdoor feast.

If you're fortunate enough to have a garden with your rented property, then a summer barbeque (or even a...Read More

Comment on A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

Posted on Wednesday 22nd of May 2019

Do you remember those TV adverts from years ago for train services between Edinburgh and Glasgow? They featured someone on each side of the country extoling a virtue of their hometown, with the back and forth between the two building up in speed and volume... "Salt 'n' Vinegar" "Salt 'n' Sauce" "Salt 'n' Vinegar!" "Salt 'n' Sauce!" "SALT 'N' VINEGAR!" "SALT 'N' SAUCE!" ...and so on. Other variations saw Evening Times and Evening News sellers try to out-shout each other,...Read More

Comment on Tenants Complete Research Survey

Tenants Complete Research Survey

Posted on Wednesday 8th of May 2019

We're very grateful to over 320 tenants who recently responded to the survey in our latest e-newsletter. Our Tenant Research Survey was created to provide an insight into the tenant population in Scotland. We felt that this research was particularly important as tenants can't simply be characterised as a single group of people - they come from all walks of life, which was reaffirmed by some of the results within the survey. Often the tenant portrayed in the media is a millennial who is...Read More